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good morning, america. breaking, new, details on the republican congressman caught buying cocaine in a federal sting. busted in one of washington's most famous neighborhoods. the tea party talk radio host, now facing prison time in his own real-life drama. al qaeda in america. how did two terrorists move to the u.s., after building bombs used to attack american troops overseas? this video being seen for the first time. how they were nabbed, trying to get weapons that could have killed more americans. brian ross with his exclusive investigation. george zimmerman, a free man this morning. out of jail after battling accusations he held a gun to his girlfriend's head. served with divorce papers behind bars. is he facing federal civil rights charges next? ♪ i don't mind spending every day ♪ he's cool. he's confident. he's seductive.
now, it is official. rocker adam levine, revealed as "people" magazine's sexiest man alive. find out who else made the list, including one of our own, in moments. good morning, america. new news coming in overnight. details about the dramatic crash of a lear jet, a medical flight just off the coast of florida. two people are missing. two people are dead right now at this hour. we'll have the latest on that just ahead. >> we will, we'll have an update. also, it is the third and final day of our great car giveaway. and that mazda right there could be anywhere in the good old u.s. of a. cameron mathison driving right now. and all three have been so worthy.
many people helping us deliver this car right here. you don't want to miss a thing. >> making a lot of people happy this week. we're going to start out with this congressman making headlines for buying cocaine. trey radel is going to court today after being caught up in a sting. he's a tea party favorite from florida. calls himself a hip-hop congressman. and pierre thomas has all of the details on how he was caught. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, george. today, a sitting u.s. congressman won't be on capitol hill. no, he will be in a d.c. courthouse facing drug charges that could land him in jail for up to 180 days. he's a conservative congressman. >> a compromise is essential. >> reporter: and self-proclaimed rap music connoisseur. >> bring the noise. >> public enemy "bring the noise," is one of my favorite tracks. >> reporter: this morning, florida congressman trey radel has been accused of buying cocaine. sources tell abc news, the congressman was snared in a joint fbi/dea sting operation
after being identified by a cocaine dealer. radel allegedly purchased the cocaine in washington's dupont circle. undercover agents let him leave the scene. authorities later went to his home and informed him that he just purchased cocaine from a federal agent. they did not arrest radel. but told him he would be hearing from them soon. in a statement, the congressman acknowledged the charge but did not specifically mention cocaine. i am profoundly sorry, he said. i struggle with the disease of alcoholism. and this led to an extremely irresponsible choice. radel recently supported legislation, forcing food stamp recipients to pass a drug test before receiving benefits. he co-sponsored a bill, lowering mandatory minimum sentencing for some drug offenses. in this march blog, the congressman also admitted that his favorite vacation spot is cartagena, colombia. once a notorious hub for drug trafficking. the story drawing comparisons to toronto mayor, rob ford, who also admitted to using cocaine. >> i have nothing left to hide. >> reporter: and to the bottle-carrying, sporadic
drug-using congressman in the netflix series, "house of cards." >> i know i have a problem. i accept that. >> reporter: like that character, radel says, he'll get treatment. a spokesman for john boehner said, members of congress should be held to the highest standards. but ultimately, this is between the congressman, his family, and his constituents. george? >> cartagena, colombia. >> yeah. >> once he said that, it kind of raised eyebrows. and now to the frightening headline. an abc news exclusive. al qaeda operatives living right here in the united states. slipping through the cracks of a refugee program. abc's brian ross is here with much more. i know you've been investigating this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the fbi is now investigating whether dozens of al qaeda terrorists with american blood on their hands from iraq and afghanistan, have been able to move to the u.s., claiming to be refugees. it's the result of what an abc news investigation found was a flawed system of u.s. background
checks. they came to light in the case of ooid in accoual qaeda in ken. the city of bowling green, kentucky, seems far removed from concerns about terrorists. until the fbi discovered that two al qaeda terrorists from iraq had been resettled here two years ago as refugees. and were caught trying to obtain weapons to be used to kill more americans. in this video, being seen publicly for the first time this morning. >> i think they wanted to kill americans. but i think they wanted the freedom that america provided to them. >> reporter: before coming to kentucky, the two were part of an al qaeda-connected group that carried out dozens of attacks on u.s. soldiers in iraq. >> he had them for lunch and dinner, meaning he had killed them. >> reporter: including one roadside bomb that killed four members of the pennsylvania national guard. >> i think these two individuals specifically are innately evil. >> reporter: the two terrorists, were able to get through what an abc news investigation discovered was a flawed u.s. system of background checks. even though both men had been
detained by iraqi authorities on suspicion of being insurgents. >> if you're asking my opinion, i would say the system failed. otherwise, they wouldn't have been here in the first place. >> reporter: a big breakthrough in the case came from this warehouse outside of washington, an fbi repository of some 100,000 bombs used against american targets around the world. >> this is a box that contains the device. >> reporter: fbi technicians, poring over the remnants were able to match the fingerprints on a roadside bomb recovered in iraq eight years ago in kentucky. >> you can see right here. >> reporter: what was it like when you made the match? >> the whole team was ecstatic. it was like finding a needle in a haystack. >> reporter: now, the fbi says there could be dozens of others in the u.s., whose fingerprints may also be on the bomb parts stored here. >> we're supporting dozens of counterterrorism investigations like that. >> reporter: dozens of cases? >> correct. >> reporter: you're looking for
prints of people who are in this country now? >> that's correct. >> reporter: the discovery of al qaeda in kentucky led to a six-month suspension of the refugee program, which has allowed tens of thousands of legitimate iraqi refugees to come here. now, the immigration service says it has tightened security on background checks. and as to whether any other terrorists got through, after the barn door was closed, officials say there are a lot of retroactive checkings going on right now. >> i'm sure there are. but the fingerprints, and the way they were able to check like that. >> a huge operation. going through 14,000 fingerprint matches for 1 bomb alone. and they found the prints from eight years ago. >> hard at work. all right, brian, thank you. we're going to turn to the virginia politician recovering this morning after a brutal stabbing from his own son. the young man killed himself, after stabbing his father. he had been dealing with mental health problems but was released from the hospital. apparently there weren't enough beds available. abc's jim avila has the story. >> reporter: the 55-year-old high-profile politician and
father, who campaigned with presidents obama and clinton, appears to be the intended victim. and his 24-year-old son, gus, the troubled attempted murderer, who in the end, killed himself unexpectedly. authorities believe an early-morning fight in this remote western virginia mountaintop home, left the father and son battling for life. deeds and his son, gus, were the only two in the house. >> it started outside. i'm not sure anything happened inside, as far as the altercation. >> reporter: the elder deeds was stabbed multiple times in the head and chest. his son still alive when authorities arrived, had been shot. state police saying today, it looks like the gunshot was self-inflicted. >> no problem at all with gus. he's a supernice kid. >> never violent? >> no. a-plus student. he was a top-notch student. >> reporter: gus deeds was close to his father. even quit school temporarily to help with his dad's campaign for governor. but this fall, things seemed to fall apart.
gus dropped out of college. and according to reports in the richmond paper, was involuntarily committed to a mental hospital just monday for evaluation. "the richmond times dispatch," quoting a mental health official saying the boy wasn't kept in custody because there were no beds for him in the entire western part of virginia. >> we're looking into this as an attempted murder and suicide. >> reporter: sheriff's detectives say the crime scene behind this yellow tape and up that driveway at the house, is both extensive and widespread. as for senator deeds, he remains in the hospital and now in fair condition. police here say they will not comment anymore about the motive in this case. they'll only say that the son, gus, is the only one involved. robin? >> incredibly sad. jim, thank you. now, to the latest trouble for george zimmerman. out on bond this morning after being arrested on assault charges. we are learning more about the allegations against him.
and abc's matt gutman is in sanford, florida, with the latest on all of this. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin. according to the bond condition, this is one of the two places that george zimmerman cannot go. it's his girlfriend's house. where monday, she claims he pointed a shotgun at her head. and just yesterday, new allegations of domestic violence. this morning, george zimmerman is again, a free man, for now. lumbering out of jail tuesday, after a tense bond hearing. >> do you understand all those rights? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: with his beard bushy, and sweat beading on his forehead, zimmerman stood stonefaced, as the prosecution revealed a new allegation from his girlfriend, samantha. >> the victim indicated there was a prior domestic violence incident that occurred a week and a half ago, that involved a choking. >> reporter: and what may be an insight into zimmerman's mental state. >> they had been discussing breaking up. he also has mentioned suicide in the recent past. >> reporter: the judge releasing him on a $9,000 bond.
even though zimmerman said he was deeply in debt. >> no possession of weapons or ammunition while you're out on bond. >> reporter: the judge forbidding zimmerman from having contact with his girlfriend. who told 911 dispatchers, he cocked a shotgun and pointed it at her head on monday. >> he's in my house. breaking all of my stuff. because i asked him to leave. he has a freaking gun breaking all of my stuff right now. >> reporter: and outside the jail tuesday, zimmerman's public defenders fielding questions about their client's sanity. >> i think it's too early to say a meltdown. but we'll find out. >> he is presumed innocent on these matters. we're confident he will be acquitted. >> reporter: not only has zimmerman lost his girlfriend. but apparently he also lost his wife. he was served with these divorce papers while in jail yesterday. apparently, her divorce attorneys have been trying to find him for six weeks. wasn't hard to find him in jail. robin? >> okay, matt. thank you. going to turn to josh with the other top stories of the morning. good morning, josh. >> we're going to begin with some of the video that we showed
you at the top of the show. that crash of a medical flight off south florida. a lear jet plunged into the atlantic just minutes after leaving ft. lauderdale, found for mexico. two bodies have been recovered. two others are still missing. a doctor and nurse were reportedly onboard with two pilots. the jet was apparently trying to return to the airport after reporting a mechanical problem. and new details about a possible security agreement between the u.s. and afghanistan that could keep american troops in that country for another decade. in exchange for the deal, president obama is reportedly being asked to write a letter to afghanistan's president, acknowledging u.s. military mistakes and promising not to repeat them. a white house official denies any apology is, in fact, being drafted. and a new concern about the obama care website. tech experts warned congress tuesday that the site should be shut down until security breaches are fixed. one expert said he was able to hack into the site, seize
control of users' web cams and access everything on their computers. more trouble for the embattled mayor of toronto. police say the video of rob ford, allegedly smoking crack, was shot in february, which would appear to contradict his claim that he hasn't smoked the drug in a year. meantime, ford's new television show has been canceled after only one episode. and a record marijuana bust in arizona. agents say they found 10 tons of marijuana being hauled from mexico in a truck carrying squash. perhaps it was the other way around. and a daring rescue, as two hikers were air-lifted to safety after becoming stranded in rough terrain. you see the rescue here. a young couple called for help when they realized that were wholly unprepared for the grueling trail near vancouver.
and a passing to note here in the abc/disney family. diane disney miller, the eldest daughter of walt disney, has died at the age of 79. she was one of her father's inspirations for creating disneyland. and would later become a guiding force within his entertainment empire. she founded the disney family museum in san francisco, played a key role in the creation of the beautiful disney concert hall in los angeles. disney ceo robert iger, said that diane holds a special place in the history of the company. and in the hearts of fans everywhere. she will be greatly missed. she is survived by her husband of 49 years, as well as 7 children and 13 grandchildren. >> something that bob iger sent us all an e-mail letting us know about the passing. and what she has meant to this company. will hold a very special place. >> she was the keeper of the flame. >> yes, she was. thanks. now, to a new ruling coming for airline pilots, perhaps. the faa will soon start targeting obese pilots and air traffic controllers and treating
them for possible sleep problems tied to their weight. it's all designed to make all of us who fly safer. and abc's david kerley has the story. >> reporter: obesity. we've called it a national epidemic. occasionally a problem in an aircraft cabin. in the movie "why did i get married?" >> i'm sorry, ma'am, someone your size has to buy two seats. >> reporter: actor/director kevin smith, who calls himself way fat, was asked to get off a plane. this morning, the faa is worried about obese pilots because their weight could cause apnea, leaving them tired. >> sleep apnea in obese patients is a common condition. and it results in lack of enough sleep or quality sleep. >> reporter: that's what happened five years ago, on a go airlines flight between islands in hawaii. both pilots fell asleep and overshot the runway before waking and landing. the captain, according to the
ntsb, was later diagnosed with apnea and was obese. this is about passenger safety. >> it has the same physiological effects as drinking. you don't want a drunk pilot flying your airplane, any more than you would want a pilot who hasn't had appropriate sleep flying your airplane. >> reporter: the faa flight surgeon says obese pilots will have to see a sleep specialist. if diagnosed, they will need cleared for treatment before being able to work. the faa is starting with pilots with a body mass index of 40. but plans to lower that to 30 soon. what does that mean? a six-foot man with a 40 bmi would wear nearly 300 pounds. and 30 bmi, that same man would weigh 220 pounds. >> i think pilots will embrace it. pilots don't want to make mistakes. >> reporter: this is not just pilots. it's also flight controllers who will be covered down the line on these new guidelines. and, george, this is a major change. and it is coming soon. >> seems like it. okay, david, thanks very much. we're going to turn to the holiday bargains coming earlier than ever this year. walmart has announced they're going to match the best black
friday prices starting this friday. rebecca jarvis has more. on this race by retailers to ring up end of the year sales. sales are going to go to halloween next. >> i asked them that exact same question at walmart yesterday. it feels like they're expanding the clock. they told me, this is the super bowl. they have a lot of plays to run. they're trying to run them with as much time as they have available. that's why walmart, is going to start offering black friday deals. they're going to match what the competition is doing. target, best buy, toys "r" us, amazon, they're all running black friday deals on their websites right now, as well. we're just seeing this completely expanding. and on black friday, black friday being the day after thanksgiving, we're going to see the sales start three hours earlier than average because they're beginning on thanksgiving. >> and are they doing this because they're worried it's going to be a slow year? >> they think it could be slower.
a lot of people are spending money, if they have money to spend, on bigger-ticket items like homes, and cars. ultimately, the american consumer, as a result of this economy, is going to be pulling back, according to recent estimates. we're looking at people spending about $738 this year versus $752 last year. that's a 2% decline. >> so what are the best deals? >> the best deals for electronics usually fall on black friday. tvs, tablets, and head phones. >> rebecca, thanks very much. let's go to ginger in for sam. a cold morning. >> the temperatures match the feel as if it were the day after thanksgiving. let's look at the forecast. come with me and see the windchills this morning. caribou, maine, feels like 6. boston feels like it's 21. new york city, feels like we're in the low 20s. if you step outside, the same way. indianapolis, 22. feels like 30 in detroit. that's the east. but we have to go west because there's a whole lot happening. los angeles will get into some of the rain today. san francisco had some yesterday. we'll get more there. up along that cold front, phoenix will get into some showers in the latter half of the week.
on a day like this, i like to play, hey, it could be colder. it's 6 in anchorage. isn't that a fun game? you guys like that? >> it could be a lot warmer, too. >> look at that. >> thank you, ginger. coming up, family murder plot. the mother on trial for allegedly planning to kill her husband. and has prosecutors explosive claims she recruited her brother and son to help her. cee lo green back in court today after appearing on a hit tv show last night. could he end up behind bars? and the story behind these adorable snapshots going viral. we hear from the mom who snapped her little boy and new puppy. such great shots. eye candy, people. how do we follow that? how about this? free stuff. cameron mathison, very thorough. filling those tires with air. that mazda is headed somewhere.
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intersection of minny and stanford drive. the 89-year-old driver didn't realize he had dragged the man until someone flagged him down. he was first struck by a woman in another car then hit by the second car. he died at the scene. let's check the commute now with leyla. all right, eric. chp hopes to clear this sigalert in the next couple of minutes. this is southbound on 101. we're still left with miles of backup, nine miles per hour is going to be your top speed. as your making your commute right down to mill valley that drive is going to take about 32 minutes. plan ahead and give yourself extra time.
as soon as i get out of bed in the morning i knew it was going to rain i had that app open on my phone. look at live doppler 7 hd, just some drizzle, mist hanging around. it is moist this morning. here's what's coming at us, another batch of light to moderate rain. this is going to hit about 9:00 and go all the way to the east by about 2:00. so it looks like we're going to get wet once again. once that passes we'll have some scattered showers for the afternoon, early evening hours. and by tomorrow afternoon
♪ around town with a girl i know ♪ you know the hit, "forget you." cee lo green, on his hit primetime show last night. today, he's in court facing charges he slipped ecstasy to a woman on a date. now, he could face jail time. also ahead, rupert murdoch and his wife, wendi, splitting today. could this be the biggest divorce settlement ever. and the mom who took these heartwarming pictures so many are sharing online. we hear about how a little boy and puppy bonded. all you have to see is look at that picture. and you can see it. >> might be the best thing i've seen in my life.
that's incredible. also, day three of the great car giveaway. let's take a look. cameron mathison hard at work. and take a look. there's some leaves on the trees. but some not. he's very near where the deserving and i might add, very deserving, winner is this morning. there's the home. no idea. none. but that car has a new home and will be there very soon. >> very shiny. >> we're going to get to that in a little bit. right now, we begin with a lurid trial in las vegas, where amy bassey is accused of trying to kill her husband in a drive-by her brother and son. the husband survived. he's testifying for the prosecution. and abbie boudreau is tracking the case. >> reporter: 43-year-old amy bassey on trial in las vegas this morning, accused of trying to plot her then-husband of
18-year-old, for his $250,000 life insurance policy, just before their divorce was to be finalized. >> the only thing they didn't plan for was for robert to survive, which he did. >> reporter: in a disturbing twist, prosecutors claim she recruited her brother, richard pearson, and her son, michael, who robert adopted, to carry out what was supposed to be a fatal drive-by shooting. >> i'm on the highway. i'm still conscious. >> reporter: in court, prosecutors played the 911 call he made during the alleged incident, when he was hit by gunfire that allegedly came from this gold suv. >> i don't know if i've been shot or -- but i'm bleeding like hell. >> reporter: robert, then reliving the moment in court. >> i felt a hot sensation here. and towards the back of my neck. >> and would it be fair to say, dr., that robert is lucky to be alive today? >> extremely lucky. >> reporter: in an awe owe recording, prosecutors say amy
bessey acted surprise when they told her her husband had been shot and survived. >> i see you're upset. >> reporter: but it was this gas station surveillance video, that helped crack the case. it shows the defendant's brother and son not far from the scene of the shooting. drive the same gold suv, police say was tied to the incident. and this text message that the defendant's brother allegedly sent her. saying -- >> i love it when a plan comes together. that, ladies and gentlemen, the text message sent approximately six hours prior to robert bessey being shot in the head. >> reporter: all three family members have pleaded not guilty to attempted murder. if convicted, amy bessey could face 91 years behind bars. for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. let's talk to dan abrams about all this. what a trail of evidence. >> and it started because of that gold suv. meaning, it's a somewhat unusual color. and the authorities put out a notice, we believe there was a
gold suv, because mr. bessey remembered -- the one thing he could remember, was it was a gold suv that was next to him. that tip led them to the gas station. the gas station led them back, et cetera. and now, they've got what they believe is a whole trove of evidence, including cell phone records, recorded conversations, et cetera. >> and the fact he survived and can testify, makes it huge. >> changes everything. if he hadn't survived, we'd be having this trial, likely. he's the one that said gold suv. the fact that he survived allowed them to figure out who was behind this. and "b" it allows him to testify about their relationship and the problems they were having. he's crucial. and i think that because he's testifying that you might see her now forced to testify. >> that's what i was going to ask you. why? >> typically, in a case like this. you say, do you expect the person to testify? the answer is almost always
know. in connection to this kind of case, where he is giving such specific accounts of their relationship of how it was disintegra disintegrating, his concerns, how others are coming out against her. i think this is the case where she may have to get on the stand and offer up explanations. she's not claiming -- no one is claiming she was the person who pulled the trigger. she has to say, i had nothing to do with this. and this is why. >> and only she can provide those explanations. >> that's right. now, to what could be the biggest divorce settlement ever. media mogul, rupert myrurdoch a his wife, wendi, in court today. and murdoch is no stranger to big divorce settlements. linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: this morning, rupert murdoch and his estranged wife, wendy dang, there appear before a new york judge. one step closer to what could be the most expensive divorce ever. so far, the details are under wraps. but we do know there's a lot at
stake. the media titan and world's 91st-richest man is worth an estimated $13.4 billion. with properties around the world. >> there's no such thing as a prenup that can't be challenged, even if one believes it's so-called iron-clad, you can't prevent one party from filing a claim that it is unfair. >> reporter: the couple also had two post-nuptial agreements. but experts say other factors could help wendi walk away with a pretty penny. >> they're going to court to make sure that the agreement is something that was negotiated, understood by each party, that each party was not under my duress. >> reporter: the 82-year-old multibilliillionaire filed for divorce in june, saying their marriage had broken down irretrievably. a far cry from his gushing endorsement with his blushing bride two years earlier. >> who wouldn't fall in love
with her. she's very talented. >> reporter: and deng's public display of devotion in 2011, jumping in front of murdoch, to protect him from a pie-throwing heckler. this morning, it's looking like deng will get a big piece of the murdoch pie. perhaps surpassing his last payout to his second wife, anna. that $1.7 billion settlement, considered one of the largest in history. murdoch gets to keep his colorado homes. while deng is expected to keep the couple's pa lashs penthouse apartment in new york. so the two young daughters can stay at home. and there's also reports that rupert has already moved on with a young massage therapist. >> that's a shocker. >> we just let that one -- thanks for that, linsey. appreciate that little -- >> very stressful. >> of course. what have you got? >> let's get into the snow. the snow out west is where we
want to begin. it's not going to stay out west. see who gets it. flagstaff is going to have over a half-foot. this is through friday. it goes through aspen. 16 inches. denver gets over two. minneapolis and chicago, getting even in on the action. that's by the end of the week, start of the weekend. i was talking to a bunch of abc meteorologists from our favorite affiliates around the nation. kntv, he's seeing the slide of the headline. 43 to 18. >> this weather report brought to you by the university of phoenix. dallas, you're in on it, too. almost 80 and then down to the 40s. >> you're going to talk about lake-effect snow. >> oh, man. we're tweeting away. >> ooh. good times.
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just hours after appearing on his primetime hit show. she is charged with slipping a woman ecstasy while on a date. and he's now facing possible prison time. abc's aditi roy has the story. >> reporter: cee lo green, frustrated on last night's "the voice." >> well, to say the least, i this i they both deserve it. >> reporter: will be facing a judge of his own this morning, likely with a more subdued tone. he is due back in court today for the first time since entering a not guilty plea in october to a felony charge of furnishing a controlled substance. >> the not guilty plea is entered. >> reporter: prosecutors say the 39-year-old grammy winner had dinner with a 33-year-old woman in los angeles more than a year ago. during that dinner, according to prosecutors, he slipped the woman the drug mdma, also known as ecstasy, before accompanying her to her hotel room. accusations quickly made headlines, including her claim
that she woke up naked next to the singer. while green hasn't shied away from cameras. he requested no cameras be allowed in court. that request was denied. ♪ maybe i'm crazy >> reporter: the "crazy" singer denies sexual assault allegations. and his attorneys told abc news, the woman's claims are false and unfounding. insisting any relations between the music mogul and the woman were consensual. prosecutors say there's never enough evidence to charge green with a sex-related crime. some experts think it may be tough for the prosecutors to prove the drug charge. >> he's a popular celebrity in los angeles. the prosecutor has to consider that because the jury is going to like cee lo green. >> reporter: this morning, the "forget you" singer is finding out, even without the sexual assault case, prosecutors haven't forgotten about the drug charges. if convicted, he could face up to four years in prison. for "good morning america,"
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. pg&e crews are making progress this morning to restore power in the south bay. san jose is now down to about 150 customers in the dark. at the peak overnight about 15,000 south bay customers did not have power. meteorologist mike nicco has more on the rain. mike. here's a look at live doppler 7 hd. what we're looking at is what's going to happen actually during the afternoon hours from about 10:00 to 2:00. that's when the heavy batch of rain finally rolls through the bay area. leyla. all right, mike. looks like traffic is starting to recover due to the earlier
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. we have one more car to give away. another deserving winner. and we've saved the best for last. wait until you see who is about to get the key to this brand-new mazda. plus, we're less than a week out, now, from perhaps our biggest concert ever. one direction takes over "gma" next tuesday. the announcement you've been waiting for, this morning. and we're here in times square, with a huge reveal. just who are "people" magazine's sexiest men in america? and did your pick make the list? find out just ahead, as we say -- >> good morning, america. a great crowd joining us here. a little chilly outside.
they're all bundled up for our third and final day of our great car giveaway. we are just moments away from surprising one deserving winner. they're in the neighborhood, with many of her family and friends. her husband is in on it. she has no idea. >> no idea. cameron mathison has the keys and is right outside the door there. and there we go. there's our arrow. cannot wait for the big surprise. cam, how is it going down there? >> it's going great, george. we're all superpsyched. right around the corner. we're keeping it on the down low. but we're ready to do this. it's going to be so exciting. right, guys? >> very well behaved. >> he's in the neighborhood with the neighborhood. we also have a talker for you this morning. good question. can taking a little time -- well, to yourself and for yourself, could that be a secret to improving a marriage? a partnership?
one mother, saying a solo vacation was just what she needed. why she says it helped her fall in love with her husband all over again. >> it all depends on what you're doing on that solo vacation. as long as it is solo, no problem with that. also ahead, a big announcement from kelly clarkson this morning. just weeks after tying the knot. such great news to share with you. and we can't wait to talk about the sexiest man alive. one of our own is on the list. hmm. >> do tell. >> just looking. looking. >> even matt gutman got some love. they were voting for him. >> he's going to be here. let's get news from josh. >> new details about the crash of a medical plane off the coast of south florida. a search and rescue operation under way at this hour. two people are confirmed dead.
two more are missing. the lear jet went down in the atlantic shortly after taking off from ft. lauderdale with a doctor, a nurse and two pilots reportedly onboard. they were having engine trouble when they radioed for help. >> mayday. mayday. mayday. sierra delta heading 240 on the site -- >> sierra delta, can you make it to ft. lauderdale executive airport? >> the coast guard is now searching a debris field that's grown to 20-square miles at this hour. and the florida congressman caught buying cocaine in a federal drug steen pleaded guilty. he said his struggle with alcohol led to an irresponsible decision and that she's getting treatment. and the fbi is investigating whether dozens of al qaeda have moved to the u.s., passing themselves off as refugees.
it all stems from an exclusive abc news investigation. video seen publicly here for the first time, shows two al qaeda terrorists in kentucky, caught trying to obtain weapons. the refugee program that allowed them to move here has been suspended. we hope to learn more today about olympic skier lindsey vonn's condition. she was helped off the slopes in colorado tuesday after crashing during a training run. she injured her knee last february. and she had been rehabbing and training in hopes to make it back to the upcoming winter games. we wish her our very best. and some teenagers in virginia have made history. that's because last night, nasa launched a rocket carrying their satellite. the first one ever designed and built by high school students. congratulations, to thomas jefferson high school in alexandria. has to be the best feeling in the world. >> and the project -- >> exactly.
yeah. no wonder i was finishing tenth in the science fair. finally, you want to look at this -- the luckiest deer in the world. went through the ice. rescued, though -- rescued by a hunter. jeff slygh got in his canoe, inched towards the animal, after it mad fallen in through the ice, plucked the deer on board, made their way back to the shore. can't tell you if jeff said -- >> leave it there. >> let it go. >> happy bambi ran into the woods. and lived happily ever after. >> that's exactly what happened. i'm sure of it. >> it is, everybody. >> i thought you were going to do a -- >> no. >> okay. >> you saved him, lara. let's get weather from ginger zee. >> my goodness. i have some active folks out here. what's your name? where are you from? >> donyell, carolina. carolina panthers. >> more than excited about the
panthers and the patriots. let's talk about the forecast. let's warm it up, too, and go to ft. myers, florida. it's stormy and warmer. i want to show you an idea what is going to happen in the southeast. 77 orlando today. a lot of folks from miami, that's tampa, going to see the scattered showers. some could have locally heavy rain. birmingham, with a high of 63. the milder days are coming. even though we're cold and shaking up this morning, the numbers are going up at the start of the weekend. >> surprisingly, notverybo
>> surprisingly, not everybody here can see me or us. who are you waiting to see? >> liam hemsworth. >> we're all out here waiting for that. lara, let's get in to you. here's a look at what else is coming up on our "gma morning menu." can taking a little solo time, be the secret to improving your marriage? one mom says doing that made her fall in love with her husband all over again. plus, puppy love. the world cannot get enough of these pictures. and we hear from the mom behind the snapshots that everyone is sharing. and such wicked awesome reaction from the first two winners in our "gma" great car giveaway. and we saved the best for last. wait until you meet this morning's winner. it's happening very soon. stay with us on "good morning america," live in times square. ♪ posting the turkey on instagram. ♪ ♪ filming a card to send to the fam. ♪
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obviously. it's popping. >> it is popping. she's a great dancer. >> she is. i'm just saying, there's another season. dancing. >> thank you so much. beautiful segue, thank you, josh. we begin "pop news" with some very happy news. our friend, kelly clarkson, she and her husband, brandon blackstock are expecting their first child. clarkson broke the baby news on twitter, writing, i'm pregnant. brandon and i are so excited. best early christmas present ever. she's not kidding about christmas coming early. even before her wedding, clarkson made it clear all she wanted for the holidays was to be pregnant. she said it on radio stations. she said it at the cmas. >> she was the presenter before i was the presenter. and all she could talk about, she wanted a baby. she wanted a baby. she wanted a baby. unsolicited. she's just glowing, she's so happy.
>> going to have a baby. >> mazal tov. >> great friend of the show. also in "pop news." you might like this. brad and angelina have the golden touch in hollywood. but they also have it in wine country. the mirrorball rose, not only made the top 100 wines of the year, it was ranked number one in the world in the rose category. i may have tried this. and it may be delicious. the duo partnered with a family in france, to develop the winning blend. when the wine made its debut, the limited supply sold out in six hours. somebody brought it to a dinner at my house. now, you can get it. they have more in stock. $28 about. drink up, everybody. >> you did not bring us any. >> wow. i know. >> usually, i have props. >> okay. the whole case is in my dressing room.
i'm fine. nabbed again. we're all about -- finally, you've seen little dogs who think they're the big guy with the attitude and the swagger. today, we're going to share with you the opposite. a not-so-demure doggy, who wants nothing more than to cuddle up in his little bed. and he will not be deterred. even if there's a little overhang. mission accomplished. that's "pop news." >> thanks, lara. going to turn to the question we've been asking this morning. is alone time the secret to a strong marriage? one mommy blogger says her solo vacation made her love and appreciate her husband and family more than ever. sparked a free-spirited conversation online. and abc's bianna golodryga has her story. >> reporter: alisa bowman and her husband, mark, have been married for 14 years. and they have a 9-year-old son. >> i believe i'm a good mom and a wife. i believe my husband is happy. there's few complaints in this household. >> reporter: but like so many
women, bowman admits it could be tough to keep the spark burning bright. that's when she decided to go to portugal alone. >> i needed to focus on myself. when i did things just for me, i was happier. my marriage was better. i was a better mother. >> reporter: she set off on a ten-day medication retreat while her family stayed in pennsylvania. they spoke only twice. >> i expected to miss them a lot. and then, i got on the plane. and it took off. and i will admit i hardly thought of my family in the whole time. >> reporter: in a blog post called, "i took a break from my husband, and fell back in love." bowman writes, by the time the plane touched down in lisbon, it was as if i were single and childless. some say it sounds harsh. but bowman said the time away only made her relationship stronger. >> if you do the same things every day, it starts to get a little boring. and to go away and spend time alone, when i come back, everything is more exciting. >> reporter: so, can taking a sabbatical from your marriage really help? >> once you get out of your
day-to-day routine, you're able to revive yourself spiritually. you're able to revive yourself emotionally. and ultimately, you need to be at the height of emotional attachment, in order to be in a strong relationship. >> reporter: bowman's husband, mark, agrees. he says his wife's absence did make the heart grow fonder. >> i think another trip would be great. fortunately, i also like to go on trips. sometimes i can make a break from being a dad and a husband. >> i love my family. i love my husband. and i think i always will. our relationship just keeps getting better and better. >> reporter: it ended up working out for them. but it's a very controversial idea. and obviously, both parties need to sign off on it and agree. you can't say somebody goes off by themselves. and some husband wouldn't allow that. it works in their case because he signed off and that's fine. but i think when there's a child involved, how that affects the child is something each family has to work out. >> i can see a birthday present, vacation solo. but four days, not ten.
>> and she loves it. >> absolutely. >> what are the rules? solo? >> if you're communicating, it can be something that's very positive. but you have to communicate. and make sure everybody's on the same page. >> and relationships evolve. people long for the day you first met your partner. things change over time. you're not going to have the lustfulness that you first had, even though you still love each other. >> ten days later, you may. >> i love how josh is being so silent. >> i'm thinking, too, guys -- a buddy of mine here today. we go to las vegas, you know, for four days. >> oh. >> it's a break. you know, we take breaks. >> it depends on what the definition of a break is. what you're allowed to do. and what you're not. >> thank you. that was a talker. a talker. now, to those adorable pictures sweeping across the country. true puppy love. a little boy and his new dog
becoming fast friends. especially at nap time. abc's paula faris has the story behind these irresistible snapshots. >> reporter: they're the adorable duo taking the internet by storm. 1-year-old beau and 2-month-old theo, now overnight sensations after these photos of them cuddling at nap time went viral. beau's mom, jessica shyba, captured the precious moments soon after the family adopted theo just two weeks ago. she says it was puppy love at first sight. >> i would put beau down for his nap. and theo follows me upstairs. and waits until beau's sleeping. and then, he crawls over. and usually plops right on top of beau. >> reporter: theo is just supercuddly and loves to snuggle. >> beau is used to having somebody next to him while he's sleeping. so, theo really fills that spot for him. and i think the same is true for theo. >> reporter: jessica shared the photos on her blog and then on vine.
before she knew it, their photos were everywhere. >> the genuine love that these two convey for each other is such an organic and natural thing. people are drawn to that. >> reporter: jessica says, she's glad the photos are bringing people joy. even if the two subjects don't know it. >> theo and beau don't know what's going on. >> reporter: for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> i think the last one's my favorite. >> i want one of each. >> the baby and the puppy. >> is that a deal and steal? we get half off? ready? it's time for our third and final special delivery in our great "gma" car giveaway contest. monday was wicked awesome for our winner, corrine. tuesday, we gave sam, a father of ten, a brand-new car. and now, our final, deserving winner, her name is fran from
decatur, georgia. before she gets the surprise of her life, here's her story. ♪ change the world >> reporter: the revell family sings about changing the world. but it's their family that can use a little change right now. >> we really, really need this vehicle. >> reporter: a couple of weeks ago, fran revell entered herself into our contest. longing for the solution in the car crisis her family is facing. >> i'm 14 years old. >> i'm 11 years old. >> i'm 9 years old. >> i'm 7 years old. >> i'm 6 years old. >> reporter: with five adorable kids to shuttle back and forth between school and activities, fran finds herself behind the wheel of a car that has almost 300,000 miles on it. the steering is shaky. the oil is leaking. and the heat doesn't work. >> it's kind of difficult lately because it's getting colder and winter's coming. >> we want a new car. >> reporter: they may not have the money right now to replace
their car. but fran says she is rich in love and faith. >> her spirituality is everything. >> reporter: and recently, a happy surprise. fran is pregnant with their sixth child. life, taking her down an unexpected road. but with no safe way to drive there. >> now that fran is a little further in her pregnancy, she is high-risk. and that's one of the issues with her heart. >> reporter: now, the family car hasn't started at all, since fran's birthday just a week ago. >> now, it's not starting anymore. >> reporter: so, this morning, "gma" is giving a brand-new car to fran revell. >> she's a good person and a good friend. it's good to see people being rewarded for doing good. >> it would be such a blessing for her, to not stress and not worry. >> reporter: it's a belated happy birthday gift for fran and her growing family. so, let's do this. cameron mathison's outside fran's house right now in decatur, georgia.
cameron, let's make this happen. >> let's do it. we're right outside. fran and her family are inside. david, her husband, is in on this. fran and her kids have no idea what's about to happen. here we go. come on. come on. i know they're in there. fran. hi. my name is cameron mathison, with "good morning america." will you kindly walk be with me. i have something to show you. come out with me. >> oh, my god. >> now, i heard, that you've been having a little bit of car issues lately. right? i mean, your minivan broke down. did i get that right? it's such a bummer. i'm so sorry to hear that. i really, really, truly am.
that car you see coming up the road right now, that is a beautiful mazda cx5. it's one of the prises sponsored by mazda in our great car giveaway. and, fran, it's my great pleasure to say, you have won this beautiful car. here are the keys. oh, congratulations. congratulations. have a seat. go on. let's hear it, everybody, for fran. [ cheers ] congratulations. it's okay. it's okay. so deserving. so deserving. take a second. take a second. the husband is here. come on out here, david. this is a beautiful thing. now, you said this would be the perfect 45th birthday. it's here. it's real. you're sitting in it. can you tell me how you feel? or your emotions speak for themselves? it's okay. congratulations. come on over here, david. get in here. come on, kids. hey, guys.
hi, guys. hop in here. hop in. congratulations. >> check it out. we have a new ride. >> it's got a sunroof. it has the backup camera. it has the navigation. the radio, sirius. it has everything. you're going to love it. what do you guys think? it's pretty awesome, right? honk the horn. let's wake up the neighbors. we just won a new car. that's right. woo hoo. woo. and we've got one more surprise for you here. obviously, we know you're expecting. you can't have a new car without a new car seat. we got that taken care of for you. absolutely. now, david, i have to ask you a question. i know fran took this contest very, very seriously. she was glued to the television. she answered all of the trivia questions perfectly. last week, it breaks down.
can you tell us, was she starting to get her hopes up? >> she was starting to get traumatized. and gave all open up. she didn't think that it would come through. and it came through. >> you're here. we got everybody to celebrate. congratulations. >> thank you. >> it's such a pleasure to be here seeing all this. a beautiful thing. am i right? >> oh, my god. we are overwhelmed just watching. congratulations to fran on the baby, the new car. and we paid the taxes for all three of these cars. want to point that out. mazda, we thank you so much. three, wonderful, deserving "gma" viewers. what a joy for us. >> she was surprised. >> don't go into labor, fran, please. >> enjoy. coming up, liam hemsworth.
good morning. i'm kristen sze. developing news, vallejo police are trying to determine if last night's rain played a role in a horrific dragging accident. a man was hit by a car at broadway and hogan and then dragged by another car nearly a mile. witnesses say the 89-year-old driver didn't realize he had dragged the man until someone flagged him down. investigators say the victim was first struck by a woman in another car then hit by that second car which dragged him. he died at the scene. oh, boy, it is slow out there, leyla gulen. >> yes, we also have system-wide delay ten minutes on b.a.r.t. because of the weather. we also have this an accident that finally cleared on the soggy wet roads northbound along 101 at highway 92. but we're still left with heavy
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across our neighborhoods from about 10:00 until 2:00 this this tuesday, one direction is taking over "gma." >> we'll be performing live to celebrate the release of our new album. >> and get this -- >> we'll have a big surprise announcement for you that day. >> one direction, this tuesday. >> tune into "good morning america." >> brought to you by new, fast-acting advil. ♪ i give you hope i give you love ♪ >> i'm not talking over the song. there's only 50 million, 60 million folks. it's one direction. and it's a great song. "story of my life." it's their hit. and we are counting down to a live concert event, right here on "good morning america" next week. and a big announcement, george, about that. >> that's right.
they're going to be live in central park next tuesday morning. there you see it right there. this is a ticketed event. you have to go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! for more information. enter requests. we're going to fill up next tuesday morning. >> please, weather gods, shine upon us. >> it is -- and impressive right here, "hunger games" star, liam hemsworth, outside signing autographs. this morning, they're so thrilled because he's a very nice young man. didn't even notice how handsome he is. >> unbelievable. he and the billion dollar movie franchises run in the family. we've been working on your best thanksgiving ever. not only does it involve our friend emeril, cooking up a feast this morning. it's also a time to have a special guest join you. to that end, larry hackett,
managing editor of "people" magazine. >> always excited when we see you. >> what day is it today? >> it's a special day. sexiest man alive day. on stands. is it today? >> it is today. >> you see him there. it's adam levine. how -- tell us the science behind choosing. >> we have team downstairs. the point is to pick someone who threads the needle. you want someone who is new and fresh and modern. we could sell a lot of magazines. oh, yeah, he's the guy. and in maroon 5, he is now and happening. he's a rock star. and in the past few years, national tv attention. everybody knows who he is. you see his personality every night. >> and that's what we're looking at. personality. >> and personality. adam, you have him. but he doesn't necessarily fit in the sweet and sexy.
you have a different taste than adams. >> we have sweet and sexy. the hemsworth brothers. the first time we had brothers. we have an act of men with cats. apparently some people find attractive. >> why not? >> and i think we have someone familiar to the family. >> we have -- >> we have derek hough, right? there's a no shirt, no problem. derek hough. the man doesn't own a shirt. there's another fella. i know he owns shirts. but he hasn't been them a lot lately. >> a member of the staff. who could it be? wow. the weather is hot right there. >> remember the forecast. >> what's that thing on his hip? does he have a tattoo on his hip? >> sam, you look amazing. he looks remarkable. >> let him lay down the "gma" challenge. you have a year of crunches, where you could get in the magazine, too. >> he has never looked better. >> challenge the gauntlet.
>> sam's going to carry that one every time. >> we like to share the wealth. >> 19 spots every year. >> thank you for bringing it to us. >> again, everybody, sexiest man alive of "people" magazine, today. robin? >> he's our screen saver, sam. and we have one of the sweet and sexy men, live here today. "hunger games" fans counting down the days, hours, minutes until they can see liam hemsworth return in "catching fire," as gale hawthorne, the minor with a heart of gold. peeta's rival for katniss' heart. >> you haven't hurt people, katniss. you've given them an opportunity. you have to be brave enough to take it. >> we have to go, before they kill us. they will kill us. >> what about the other families? huh? the ones who stay. people are looking to you. >> i don't want anyone looking
to me. i can't help them. >> you do what you want. i'm staying here. >> and he's with us right now. here he comes. thrilled to have liam hemsworth, making his way inside our humble little studios here. a lot of members of team gale are here to see liam. right over here, liam. good to see you again. looking sporty, as always. >> nice to see you. >> oh, you're chilly. it's cold out there. >> cold out there. it's new york. >> saw it recently. and the way you all are able to keep the story going and the way you all are together. and we see that your relationship with katniss has evolved.
it's a little more confusing than ever. >> yeah. it's really confusing. she's now back from the hunger games. and she's dealing with posttraumatic stress. and she's obviously fallen in love with someone else now. and their relationship is more confusing and frustrating for them. >> and your character, you said you relate to gale because he's such a stand-up kind of guy. >> he's a good guy. a passionate kind of guy. something i related to in the beginning. he's constantly standing up for what he believes in. and he's willing to fight for that. for a long time, he kind of is powerless to do anything. and through this one, you get to see little moments of that fight. >> oh, yeah. little moments because "catching fire" applies to your character. you are always simmering just a little bit. >> yeah. stuff's burning inside of him. it's ready to come out. >> we had so many of the cast members here. jennifer lawrence coming tomorrow. and josh was saying yesterday, she tells it like it is.
>> she does. >> there's no filter at all with jennifer. especially if you're having a bad day, she'll pounce on that. she find the weakness and exploit it to the entire set. >> the way you are -- it's apparent you have a real friendship. and there's a chemistry there and a trust there. does that help when you're on screen together? >> absolutely. shooting something like this, where you're shooting a lot of quite serious stuff, it's nice to keep things light on set. and enjoy who you're there with. and jennifer is someone who just really cares about the people around her. and she has a big heart. and she loves making movies. and she's amazing at it. and you really couldn't ask for a better co-star than her. she's great. >> speaking of keeping things light on the set, you have a lot of fans. and we asked them to ask you questions. and one of them wanted to ask you -- this is sassy. i love this. who was the biggest prankster on the "catching fire" set? >> biggest prankster?
you know what? everyone has their moments. it's when we're all together that it's hard to get anything done. we've been shooting the third one the last couple of months. we have had scenes with woody, philip seymour hoffman and julianne moore. >> great cast. >> when we're in a room together, it's like children playing. we're lucky to have someone like francis, who is patient with that kind of stuff. it is hard to get work done. >> i can see where it would be. the costumes -- >> except for me. i wear basic stuff in the film. but someone like elizabeth banks, she gets to wear crazy stuff. >> and have a lot of fun with it. someone else wanted to know -- this is from hazel. she wants to know which scene was the best to record for both of the movies? >> for me? >> yes. a lot of great things. i got whipped for three days,
which is good and bad, if you're into that kind of thing. whipping. >> are you? >> no, i'm not. but it was an interesting couple of days. and you know, you have to have someone like woody on set to keep that live. he's the person that keeps it fun and entertaining. and same with jennifer, as well. >> it's hard to pick through all of the great scenes. we just had "people" magazine, sexiest man alive. and you and your brother. it is sweet and sexy. you and your brother, chris, who is starring in that little movie, "thor." you talk about family. how important family is to you. >> absolutely. we come from a great family. my parents, most supportive parents. and we're able to dream big and have the support to kind of live it through. and you know, we feel very fortunate to come from parents like that. and i was with the youngest brother, i have two older brothers, they're my biggest inspirations. and i think i wouldn't be doing
what i'm doing if it wasn't for theme. lucky to come from a good place like that. >> we have to thank your brothers. and just for sharing your talent like that. we're very excited. only a couple more days, people have to wait. >> yeah. i'm excited for people to see it. it's emotional. it's thrilling. it's a really good film. and francis lawrence, the director, did such a good job on it. >> and leaves you wanting more at the end. >> it just does. >> liam, thank you very much. always have pleasure having you here. "the hunger games: catching fire" opens nationwide this friday. now, ginger zee, in for sam, with a final check of the weather. >> liam, we have friends of yours from australia. where are you from? what's your name? >> danielle. we're from queensland, australia. >> see. we're saying hi to everybody. let's go and check in on estes park. we have a nice photo from our affiliate in denver. check that out. really beautiful. they've had a strong jet storm and a strong storm coming.
justin bieber is speaking out now. in a rare interview, he opens up to "the hollywood reporter." trying to set the record straight with all of the recent run-ins with the tabloids. abc's diana perez has the details. ♪ >> reporter: all around the world, justin bieber is no stranger to trouble. praying a picture of bill clinton in new york. to speeding tickets in dubai. but in an interview with "the hollywood reporter" to promote his new movie "believe," the 19-year-old phenom, tells the magazine, he knows who he is, even if the media doesn't. i don't give an expletive what they say. i know who i am. and what i've accomplished. i'm happy with the man i'm becoming. ♪ >> reporter: in his first
interview in nine months, the biebs says he's determined to remain his own man. i want to be me, to show everybody who i am as an individual. i don't want to just be a puppet. >> he's not going to listen to what you think he should be. he's not going to listen to the label. he's not going to listen necessarily what his manager. >> reporter: the pop star has a gang of support, from oprah to eminem. his manager telling the magazine, bieber has weekly phone calls. >> hide your emotions sometimes. especially going on stage. i'm upset. and i don't want to have to smile and put on a happy and be -- but sometimes you just got to just suck it up. >> reporter: for "good morning america," diana perez, abc news, new york. >> no apologies from justin bieber. coming up here, eme
[ cheers and applause ] best thanksgiving ever time. we're getting you ready for it. no one better to help us do it than our good friend, "gma" food correspondent, emeril lagasse. here with some tasty sides, including one you voted for. and we're going to get to this one. it was neck and neck. really neck here. >> we had candied sweet potatoes, that was neck and neck with the brussels sprouts. but the brussels won. we have taken the pancetta out. the reason for that is, if you added the onions first, the water and the onions wouldn't crisp. >> yeah. >> just remember that. >> okay. >> after that, we add onions. and we're going to caramelize
them, which is what i have right here. >> we got to go slow, right? >> exactly. >> very good, george. >> i've been doing this job a while now. >> you're absolutely right. and they burn. they don't caramelize. what we want to do, is we want to get the sugar out of them. now, we take the brussels sprouts and some olive oil. >> am i wrong to think -- you see them on menus everywhere. once upon a time, this was the one vegetable that our parents couldn't get us to eat. now, you can't get enough. >> now, you can get them in salads. chopping them and doing all kinds of things with them. once these get -- you want medium heat. >> and no flipping. >> we're going to add the onions to this. george, if you add the pancetta for me in there. please. >> got it. >> just beautiful. >> what we're going to do is just -- >> so easy. >> you can either do this, to
continue on a stove. or you can put them in the oven for five or ten minutes. you can get them to this stage. take them out. and you can put them in a casserole for five to ten minutes. >> okay. >> 350. >> i see a roasted butternut squash. >> here's another one. butternut squash. we cleaned it and roasted it with salt and pepper. >> cut it in half? >> you can add root vegetables. parsnips, carrots. i like to add some carrot and parsnip to that. and we have a little creme fresh. you can use sour cream. >> and i love the beat salad. >> you take tinfoil, roast the beats. maybe 40 minutes. clean them with a little paper towel. take the skin off. cut them in half. this is local greens, walnuts,
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all right. casey affleck stars in a grit can i new movie. called "out of the furnace." it's about a war vet that returns to his recession-hit town. and he gets hooked up with a local crime boss. hi, casey. good to talk to you. >> thank you. >> this movie is really intense. what a cast. i want to read the laundry list. christian bale, woody harrelson, sam shepard, casey affleck. >> you're forgetting, adam levine is in it. jennifer lawrence is in it. we have puppies. we give away cars in the movie. it's unbelievable. you're going to love it. >> what is it like to go to work with an ensemble of that caliber? >> it's a pain in the ass. i want to do all of the talking. i want to be the center of attention. and there's seven other people. they put the camera on them. why? >> the movie has a serious sort of theme. you're a war vet. your character is flawed.
but he's also very appealing. >> you think he's flawed? >> flawed but fabulous. what drew you to this? >> well, scott cooper is the wrighter/director. he wrote "crazy heart." extremely talented guy. i wanted to work with a lot of these people. including christian bale. >> check them off on one fell swoop. >> and there's the scene where i curl up with a puppy. >> everything you want. and i want to celebrate your hometown. >> go ahead. >> what a year. were you psyched when they won the world series? >> i have two boys. they were born in 2004, and 2007, the other two years the red sox won the world series. when this was happening, i was expecting my wife to give birthright away. yeah. game seven. didn't happen. i was very excited. yeah, it's great. >> that's great. and so is the film. "out of the furnace," starring the great casey affleck. say hello to your adorable
brother, ben. check out "out of the furnace." in theaters friday, december 6th. >> that was a great cherry on top, having casey here. >> that was perfect. before we go, we want to welcome a new member of the "gma" family. congratulations to vanessa and her husband, ed, for the birth of everett john gustav jackson. there he can with big brother, liam. >> for the red sox. >> have a great day, everyone.
good morning. i'm kristen sze. menlo park police are investigating a major accident. sky 7 hd is live over the scene of that crash right now. let's get the latest from leyla gulen. >> all right. as we continue to look from sky 7 hd this is traveling westbound along 84. it is a major injury accident on the bay front expressway. the left turn lanes are closed to university avenue. we've got solid backups coming away from 880. so use the san mateo bridge instead. mike. all right. looks pretty quiet there, but look what's lurking on live doppler 7 hd. some light to moderate rain. see the yellows in there. that's going to roll through the bay area from about 10:00 to
announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from "hunger games: catching fire," liam hemsworth and star of the new film, "12 years a slave," chitwetel ejiofor. plus, kelly's mother-in-law with some tasty dessert as we continue our "thanksgiving family recipe week." all next on "live." now, here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪ kelly: hi!