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in new york. brian ross has the latest on the threat just days before thanksgiving. dozens of college students hit in the face with pepper spray. all caught on tape. should the school's chancellor resign? she joins us this morning for a live interview. baby sky's mother speaks out only to "gma" for the first time since his disappearance. she points her finger directly at her exfiance. and whoa, j. lo. a very revealing performance at the american music awards. we're backstage with all the dish from music's hottest night. hello, everyone. hoe you had a good weekend. we have a lot of news this
monday morning. including the details that went into foiling that bombing plot in new york. the police demonstrated what the bomb could have done. that was powerful. and a disappearance tied to the show "the people's court." a young mom went missing after the show showed her fighting with her ex. is there a connection? and a fun story over the weekend. mila and the marine. she was the belle of this week end's marine corps ball. the sergeant is here to tell us all about it. >> he can't wipe the smile off his face. >> don't blame him. police arrested man raised in the u.s. who they say planned to build andtonate a powerful bomb. brian ross joins us. you have the investigation for
us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. he seems an unlikely candidate for terrorism. a mama's boy whose alleged journey to jihad took place in his mother's kitchen. police say he was able to make a bomb he very much intended to use. the result would have been devastating. according to police who built a duplicate bomb, set it off inside a compact car. authorities say 27-year-old jose pimintel planned to assassinate u.s. soldiers and marines returning from iraq and afghanistan. >> the suspect was a so-called lone wolf, motivated by resentment of the presence of american troops in afghanistan and iraq. >> reporter: this photo shows
pimintel make his home mad bomb, cutting off the tips of matches. >> he also planned to affix nails to them as additional shrapnel. >> reporter: they had him under surveillance for more than a year. authorities said pimintel had his own website and youtube channel called true islam. it features videos and articles just fieing attacks on army bases, police stations, and any building where money is being made to help fund the war. police said they moved in this weekend because he was only an hour way from setting off his first bomb. he was motivated by the death in september of anwar al awlaki. he may be dead, but his ideas remain alive. >> just so close.
an hour away. >> that's what he said. ready to go. now washington. another failure that could affect every american. the supercommittee charged with reducing the deficit in the wake of last summer's debt limit crisis is looking to admit defeat today. jon karl has more. they never got close. >> reporter: no, really a colossal and embarrassing failure. they couldn't agree. they deadlocked over democrats insistence that the spending cuts be balanced with taxes on the wealthy. cuts will now hit everything. medicare and medicaid will get hit. the pentagon will be hard hit. defense secretary pan neetta sa these will be devastating.
he'll be forced to cut the ground forces to the smallest level since 1940. >> this committee is expected to work on extending the payroll tax cut. also unemployment benefits nepd december. it's possible you'll see taxes go up for everyone in january. >> that's right. congress will come back after thanksgiving and try to deal with these issues. you're looking at the long-term unemployed seeing the benefits going away at the end of the year. and then a tax increase of 2% for all american workers in effect on january 1st. >> thanks, jon. now to the fallout from the disturbing videos showing police officers pepper-spraying protesters. two officers placed on lead over the weekend. a growing number of people are calling for the university chancellor to resign. we'll have an exclusive
interview. but first, cecilia vega is in davis, california, with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the head of the ten-campus program says he's appalled. he plans to talk to the chancellors today and is promising a top to bottom review of campus policing. [ crowd screaming ] there are six angles. and each image is crystal clear. the student protesters were s t seated peacefully and huddled on the ground. the u.c. davis officer sprays them one by one. when he reaches the end of the line, he circles back and does it all over again. [ crowd screaming ] >> the police officer said he would spray us. i had no idea that was coming
until it was already in my face. >> i think the way they responded shows for them it's about power. not about the actual moral implication of their actions. >> she's not resisting! >> he isn't resisting! >> shame on you! >> reporter: they set up tents on the campus. police ordered the camp cleared by 3:00 p.m. friday. at 3:30, police in riot gear showed up. the university's police chief says the protesters encircled the officers and they felt trapped. >> we were looking to leave. we wanted to leave. they couldn't make the exit. >> reporter: two officers are on leave. outraged students and faculty are calling for the chancellor's resignation. pointing to the video and to this moment over the weekend, when linda ketahe reportedly
waited for two hours in a nearby building before walking through a silent gauntlet of protesters. u.c. davis's chancellor says she balance to directly address the student body today. >> the chancellor, linda ketahe joins us. are you going to stay? you have resisted calls to resign? >> yes, in fact, the university has a critical position. i want to work with the members of our community, with the students, the staff, the faculty to take our institution out of this crisis and move forward. >> the board has called for your resignation. nearly 50,000 people have signed a petition calling for you to go. haven't you lost the confidence of the faculty and the students? >> we have the faculty center.
the greater faculty body because i'm working of course to interact with them. i really feel confident at this point the university needs me. as there are so many critical issues to be addressed. we need to start the healing process and move forward. so many things we need to learn about the horrible incident and -- we need to really spend time trying to understand what happened and move on. >> what are the -- excuse me, one of the arguments that the faculty association board was made was that given force was used last week, you should have foreseen an action like this. >> our campus had seen an unrest for the last 2 1/2 weeks. and that has been building up. i don't want to say, of course, that there were -- it was a difficult decision for the campus to really try to make
sure that the students are safe. whenever incidents like this happen, the biggest, critical issue for us is the safety of the students using the campus facilities, who really want to learn in this environment. the situation was becoming a concern for us, the members of the community. the decision was not to disperse the demonstration but to dismantle the equipment for the encampment. there was an effort for days -- >> we're looking at the video again right now. they're sitting there peacefully. it doesn't appear to be a violent situation. >> exactly. it's horrible what it shows. it's appalling for all of us. and really shows what we don't have. it's critical for us right now understand what's happened and try to make the appropriate
corrections so this does not happen again. >> okay, chancellor, thank you very much for your time this morning. >> thank you. and what's also deafening, when the students were sitting silently as she walked to her car. that just spoke volumes. now to a new witness in the death of hollywood icon natalie woods. what the new witness has to say is chilling. abbie boudreau has more. >> reporter: good morning. marilyn wayne says she has no doubt she heard natalie wood's last cry for help. now she's sitting down exclus e exclusively with "entertainment tonight." to talk about that night 30 years ago. >> we heard a voice, a female voice, somebody help me, i'm drowning. >> how long did that go on for?
>> 25 minutes. >> reporter: she says it was around 11:00 p.m. she heard a woman screaming about 40 feet from her boat. she says "the splendour" was nearby. she said she heard a man's voice, oh, hold on, we're coming to get you. then the woman's voice stopped. she tried to contact police right away. they were unresponsive. now police are looking at all angles. dennis davern was the boat's captain that night. he says she heard wood and wagner fighting before she went missing. >> i said let's turn on the saernlg light. robert wagner told me, no, we're not going to do that. >> reporter: police have never accused wagner of a crime.
he says he believes his wife fell in and drowned. natalie's sister, lana, said robert is not telling the whole story. >> i don't think she fell. i don't know if she was pushed. >> i did not cover for anybody. i wouldn't cover for anybody. i don't care about the celebrity status. >> reporter: police say robert wagner is not a suspect. and his spokesperson says he's fully supportive of this new investigation. robin? >> i'm sure he wants finality as well as everybody else. now josh has the other stto stories. breaking news overseas. major league baseball star has been stabbed and killed in europe. greg hollman was stabbed to death in rotter dam today. his 22-year-old brother has been arrested in the crime. his family is from holland. police are not commenting on
what may have led to the stabbi stabbing. brian ross has learned that at least a dozen american spice in iran and lebanon has been taken into custody by hezbollah. they are concerned that the spies may have already been executed. the group bragged about outing spice back in june. dramatic new vid joe of the riots going on in egypt. at least 20 people have been killed as police fired tear gas and rubber bullets. 1800 have been wounded. the protesters angry that the military rulers are taking so long to transfer power to a civilian government. two men who collapsed in the philadelphia marathon on sunday have died from apparent heart attacks. one, a 21-year-old student, the other, a 40-year-old man. both died at or near the finish
line. this morning, the white house is downplaying the reception the first lady received on sunday. it appeared she was booed by fans. >> first lady of the united states, michelle obama and dr. jill biden, as they deliver the most famous words in motor sports. >> the white house says it was a chaotic event. it was not clear what the boos were specifically for. finally, move over occupy wall street. the unoccupy movement has arrived. fed up with crowds and noise and disruptions, a group called unoccupy oregon is picking up steam. criticizing the anti-wall street movement for hurt iing things me than helping. one of the organizers is being criticized for stage in a $700 a
night hotel room in new york last week. >> let's get over to merry monday to sam champ yon. >> good morning, everybody. let's see if that works. merry monday. tweet me. this is your drive to work on monday in san pedro, california. what is this road here? the del mar. >> is that the voice of god? >> that was darcy. that drop is about 25 feet there. this is the view from the sky. watch how this road disappears. a heavy morning of rain. as bad as our monday is, it could be this bad if you can't get on the other side of the road. >> what is that? >> the paseo del mar. just the del mar. the strong storms in abilene.
it's monday. >> merry monday. >> little rock involved in there. whatever. that's the weather. it is a gray and foggy monday morning. from ourhe view camera and you could see the washington monument. we have reduced visibility under 1 mile in some locations. the 50's right now and so all day long. the isolated morning rain has
but widespread showers tonight through tomorrow half of into the first wednesday. it looks >> all that weather was brought to you by royal caribbean. i got none of that right. san pedro. the voice of reason. >> i was going to wait on san pedro until the commercial. >> thanks, josh. everybody? >> what a start to the week. okay, guys. >> good thing it's a short week. time for a look at last night's american music awards. j. lo wowed the crowd. her ex, marc anthony was there, too. a big night for taylor swift. ♪ let it rain over me >> reporter: it was raining over everyone before the american music awards in los angeles. >> i was like, really, where are my rain boots.
>> i don't want to mess my hair up. >> it's a bad hair day. >> reporter: inside, it was all good. from a curly coifed katy perry, earning kudos. >> can i say thank you so much. >> reporter: and a blow-dried justin bieber. showing his all grownup vocal register. to his best tressed girlfriend selena gomez, and taylor swift. swinging and swaying to the music of maroon 5. >> come on! >> reporter: and jennifer lopez, at 42, rocking out in a britney-esque body suit and a whole lot of wow that had everyone breathing hard. including herself. later, her favorite latin artist acceptance speak referenced the recent end of her marriage. >> it's been a really amazing
year in so many ways. it's been up and down. >> reporter: awesomely over the top nicki minaj started with tail lights. winning made her kind of verklempt. >> this one could actually make me cry. >> the big winner of the night, t.swizzle. she arrived with a newly pale shade of lipstick and left with three awards. >> we can't wait for next halloween. >> oh, yeah. you can't wait. coming up, her former fiance took her to people's court. she's now vanished. plus, sky's mother speaks out for the first time since his disappearance. question. how can they have the best black friday deals if they don't have the best stuff? answer: check this out. wake up early for sears black friday door busters 4am to 1pm. like 50% off this kenmore laundry. 40% off this kenmore refrigerator. plus 30% off all other kenmore elite.
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning at 7:26 and this monday, november 21. prince george's county for a murderoking who was accidently left jail. clerical error allowed to walk out of bond.fter he posted killing aged with in march.ack newschannel 8 will have a light in-depth report on this story in a few minutes. vesta getters are also for a woman who carjacked another woman in broad daylight at tysons corner. the suspect approached the afternoon and
said he ran out of gas and ride. a drove off and the suspect knife and told the get out and took off in her car. the woman was not hurt. check on the morning commute. in virginia, northbound i-95 near 610/garrison bill road as a accident.ng looks like we are dealing banks thisle of fog morning. there is slow traffic and 95, 66 beltway and to the to rosalyn across the roosevelt bridge. a fog out there especially north and northwest of metro with reduced visibility. otherwise, just a gray day today. had overnight and morning is just about gone not specs becton tonight andl
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"gma" exclusive. she's breaking her silence to say who she thinks could have a hand in her son's disace peerpp. >> could this be a break in the case? well, mila and the marine. her dream date. actually, it was the sergeant's dream date. the marine will talk to robben in a bit. speaking of starry nights and early mornings, prince harry had one in las vegas. he had an eventful weekend there. >> he's having a good time in the states. >> he sure is. we're going to begin with that "people's court" mystery. abc's matt gutman has the latest on whether the appearance triggered the mystery. >> reporter: hundreds will congregate at this command post
looking to find michelle parker. was her disappearance an uncanny coincidence, perhaps a car-jacking, or whether the stormy tv appearance holds the key to finding her. >> this is the defendant, michelle parker. >> reporter: it seems like any other dispute. >> dale smith you're suing your former fiance for $5,000, the statutory maximum. >> he gets malicious and vindictive. he's a mean person, especially when he's been drinking. >> reporter: and a window into the stormy, sometimes violent relationship between michelle parker and exfiance dale smith. >> she shouldn't have put his hands on me. shouldn't have done it prior. >> smashed my camera on the ground. >> it's been a hell of a roller coaster ride and it's poison.
>> reporter: that was taped months ago. it aired last week. hours later, she disappeared. a coincidence, or a clue? >> it's possible that any time you have a public display of animosity, lit exit will exacer the problem. >> reporter: she dropped her kids off at smith's hope. her brother received a short text from her. she didn't show up for her job. the police found her suv. on saturday, they searched her exfiance's home and a nearby field. >> i'm mad if somebody took her and is doing this to her and our family. >> reporter: hundreds of friends and volunteers have shown up to search. her friend says they don't think he had anything to do with her
disappearance. >> let's hope we find her and bring her home. >> reporter: "gma" tried to contact the exfiance, dale smith, he would not comment. police are saying he's not a suspect. today, that search focuses on finding michelle parker's missing cell phone. that iphone could hold a clue to perhaps finding her. another bafrling case. a "gma" exclusive. we're hearing for the first time from the mother of that little boy who went missing in washington state two week ago. speculation has opinion rampant about what happened to sky metalwala. good morning, neal. >> reporter: good morning, robin. i reached out to the little boy's mother, julia, as part of my reporting. i was surprised when this weekend, many days after the fact, i started to get a response. the messages come from an account that the missile
toddler's mother, julia, has listed as her e-mail ard. relatives vary fie it's hers. when i asked for a comment, she or someone else using the account writes, my former shubd a sadistic muslim pakistani. no one has any idea. this is all too difficult. kindly, julia. when i responded i would like to hear more, this. my attorney has forbid me from speaking about the ongoing investigation. my former husband's allegations are without merit. solomon is deceptive. solomon is her exhusband. he's cooperated with the investigation. julia claims her car ran out of gas and she left sky inside when she went for help. i asked, please, you to have any idea where sky is. the response comes back, no.
i asked if she thinks her husband has anything to do with the disappearance. her answer? yes. we showed the e-mail to investigators. >> i can't comment. i'll get it in the hands of investigators right away. >> reporter: police say relatives she's stage with could have access to her e-mail. her estranged husband says the messages sound like julia. >> obviously, she's trying to maybe trying to get me kind of riled up. the focus is to find sky. >> reporter: when i steer the conversation back to her son and ask, what might help bring sky home. she writes, prayers, faith. i'm praying to jesus on my knees night and day for my sky. kindly, julia. i asked her what happened that morning and pointed out that police say her car didn't run out of gas. no response. it's her e-mail account.
police are very interested, robin. >> i'm sure they are, neal. back over to sam, now. let's get to pictures near the l.a.x. area. so many flooding problems. we showed you san pedr ro earli. this tunnel doesn't always flood. this was enough rain that it did. in comes the low inland. then a west coast warmup. l.a., 61 today. 74 on wednesday. san diego, 70 on wednesday. north texas, southern oklahoma, on into arkansas. that will swing east over the the temperatures are in the fog and we have areas of will degrade it day and of the in the 50's will be
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♪ so raise your glass if you are wrong ♪ over the weekend, another big hollywood star was dazzled on the dance floor as she escorted sergeant scott moore to a big gala. first, more on the movie star and the marine. mila kunis kept her plenl this weekend in north carolina. arriving in this black suv. patriotic and shouldering in a black dress. these photos on her website show her with fans and dancing the night away. >> hey, mila. sergeant moore. you can call me scott. take a second, think abit, get back to me. bye now. >> reporter: she accepted the invitation after a little
cajoling by a famous friend. >> this needs to happen. do it for your country. >> i'll do it for you. >> reporter: last weekend, justin timberlake made good on his own promise to take this soldier to the ball. love those smiles. joining us is marine sergeant scott moore. you're still smiling. >> yes, ma'am. >> kind of like a blind date. >> more blind for her probably, than me. yes. >> was it everything you were hoping, expecting, wanting? >> it was a blast. we had great time. it exceeded my expectations. >> why mila kunis? >> we talked about this. i've seen some of her movies. she's a pretty girl. i thought she would be fun. >> tell us about the night. what surprised you the most? >> really, just how down to
earth she was. she's a normal girl, interested to learn about our history and traditions. what the ball was all about. interested ma eed in meeting mys and coworkers. >> did you really think she was going to show up? you're in afghanistan when you did the tape. 4 million views later, did you think she would show up? >> i thought, why not. it worked out for me. glad i did it. >> we all are. she was able to meet your friends. you were in afghanistan. you lost comrades. >> we lost six marines and one sailor. great tuopportunity for her to e that. i got to introduce her to lance corporal tillman, he lost part of his leg in an ied blast.
she got to meet his wife as well. it was very memorable. >> he was out on the dance floor with his wheelchair. you had a hard time keeping up with him. >> yes. >> did you dance with mila? >> we did for a little bit. for the most part, there was a lot to explain. a lot of people to introduce her too. >> a busy night. i have to be fair. when corporal kels ley was here talked to her about justin timberlake. the night ends. was there a good night kiss? because i asked her, i have to ask you. >> i understand. no. we promised to keep in touch. >> what's next for you? >> going to school, hopefully pitt, with the g.i. bill. >> i'm sure it was a memorable night. again, thank you for all that you and your others that do. love seeing the uniform here.
with us today. >> we appreciate your support. >> you got it. 100 full. you're so cute. i can see why she said yes to you. you have the sun glasses on. everything. now to see you in the eyes. well done, well done, sir. well done. coming up, "play of the day." that and much more. we want to hang out. tell me. give me some more scoop. cool. you found it. wow. nice place. yeah. [ chuckles ] the family thinks i'm out shipping these. smooth move. you used priority mail flat rate boxes. if it fits, it ships for a low, flat rate. paid for postage online and arranged a free pickup. and i'm gonna track them online, too. nice. between those boxes and this place, i'm totally staying sane this year. do i smell snickerdoodles? maybe. [ timer dings ] got to go. priority mail flat rate shipping at usps.com. a simpler way to ship.
here's "the play of the day." >> love it. >> that's it. >> right now. right now, literally, to "the play of the day." to the guys we wish were doing what they do best, playing on the court. the nba players are locked out. getting desperate and probably bored. here's what some of the players are doing. chris paul, cp 3, star guard. that's his family. that is "family feud."
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monday, november 21. prince george's county hoping a murder suspect accident we let out of joe were turned himself in. allowedal error free aftercott to go bond earlier this month. killing aged with d.c. men back in march. newschannel 8 will have an in- report at the top of the hour. there will be a ribbon- the nexteremony for of the intercounty connector. from georgia avenue 295 opens tomorrow. be final construction stretch to start next year. time to get a check on the road with lisa baden. we are hearing about a crash after 17/marshall.
at thornburghsh acquiaher one at on 95. with your headlights on, be you head out. let's show you maryland southbound to 70. here's a look at the visibility map. visibility's are down to zero in some places. it is probably 1/4 of a mile or less. the thickest august just north metro --west of the northickest fog is just and northwest of and the mattress. 55 degrees in manassas and muchratures will not move today. tonight through tomorrow and into wednesday. >> thank you for
a merry monday morning it is. it all comes down to this. j.r., rob, ricki. we're the only ones allowed behind the scenes to see the top secret last rehearsals and to see if nerves are getting to the dancers. this is nitty-gritty time. >> j.r. looked like he was moving okay there. also, demi and ashton. whispers that the stars may have had a private arrangement for an open marriage? we'll get and that and what is next for the couple. >> so much flying around about that right now. and this lovely pie. we deserve pie. it's monday. it's a short week. and there's a battle between those three. you have the "dancing with the stars" battle. you have this one. three finalists with three fabulous pie recipes.
>> you care enough to wear a yellow baker's hat, you win. i think you win. >> then and there. >> emeril will crown the winner ahead. that was adorable. you might have noticed a lot of people outside. not just to see who wins the big pie contest. also because florence and the machine, still here. they were here this summer. they're back. our crowd is sow so fired up to listen to them perform live. >> let's start with some news. we're going to begin with a serious failure for u.s. intelligence in the middle east. at least a dozen spice working for the cia and lebanon have been detained and could have been executed. may have already been killed. the cia is flying blind against hezbollah, a militant group backed by iran. a new york city man is being held without bail today accused of plans to blow up police and
post offices with pipe bombs. authorities else willed video showing the power of the explosion. the 27-year-old, jose pimintel was allegedly planning. they believe he worked alone. and the supercommittee in congress, that was supposed to find $1 trillion to cut the deficit, will admit failure today. the fiailure could have serious implications for the economy. the police chief at the university of california davis has been placed on leave this morning after two of his officers pepper-sprayed students in the face. the president of the university system has ordered a review. another sex abuse scandal at penn state dating back a decade. we're learning one victim at the center of the abuse scandal is
coming under attack. good morning, juju. >> reporter: good morning, josh. this victim has been bullied, severely, because of the scandal that's cost coach joe paterno his job. this morning, "gma" is hearing from the coach and the psychologist treating to boy known as victim up in one. the bullying came so intense, victim number one was reportedly forced the change high schools. what is that like for somebody who has come forward? >> it's very scary. >> reporter: for three years, michael gillam has been counseling the young man who accused jerry sandusky of assault. >> you wonder the pushback or reaction, how far it might go in terms of people in the community. will people be angry with you? will people threaten you? >> reporter: this morning, pater
paterno's attorney says coach paterno strongly condemns harassment or bullying of any kind and asked people that care about penn state to conduct themselves honorably. gillum says victims take time to reveal details. sandusky's defense attorney says he'll go after the credibility of your patient based on the fact that the statements escalated. >> the level of humiliation, the level of insight into how deviant what's occurred is means that they're not going to reveal that until they really feel comfortable. that may take months. that may take a year or two. >> reporter: gillum says his patient is grateful for the outpouring of support from fans and football players. he's feeling comforted because he's not alone.
the lavish gifts, asking questions about sexual views, and the acting out that can so often be missed as adolescent angst. when no one else is there for you, mom always is. no students were interested in cheering for a small michigan high school's undefeated football team as it made a run at the state title. guess who is doing it? they're mothers. >> yeah, oh! fantastic. >> pep rallies. one player said, all in all, he preferred cheer leaders. but mom's not so bad. hear, hear moms, one and all. >> very cool. >> cool. >> as is the "pop news heat index." >> are you trying out for the squad. pop, news, heat, index. go! a boy and his toy.
in this case, it's prince harry and his harley. he took his rented hog on a road trip over the weekend. it wasn't exactly easy rider. harry's security detail tried to be discreet. i'm sure he felt cool. he was being watched. once in vegas, the partying prince had the chance to gamble and lose $300. he took in a cirque du soleil show. there was talk of a mystery blonde in the picture. we my never know because you know what they say about vegas? >> stays right there. >> he took in a show? >> cirque du soleil. he's feeling all -- >> i have never taken in a show in, like, 20 years of going to vegas. >> tell us more about vegas right now. >> not really that -- no. >> thank you very much, josh.
another handsome man like yourself, leo dicaprio. boy, does he look good in costume the play his character in the remake of "the great gatsby." he was spotted in australia. following the footsteps of robert redford. he played the same role in the 1974 version. this week end, at the minnesota capitol. a potentially pardoned turkey tried to make a break for it. ted, the turkey, in his press conference, he was clearly a flight risk. he did not seem the think the odds were in his favor. we're rooting for you, ted. it's not over until it's over. and finally -- he's going to be okay. and there's a new elf in santa's
workshop. that's a clue. she has some seriously avant-garde style. she has her workshop here in new york. if you have been a good little monster. maybe you'll get these stiletto stockings. robin? >> you want them? >> i'm getting them for you. i checked. they had a size 10. we can share. they have these for josh. >> ooel take them to vegas. >> we can see easy rider on the way to vegas with a show. >> imagine if you with naughty. if you can't get to barney's tonight, don't worry. you can see and hear all of that tomorrow with the one, the only, robin roberts. >> i'm hanging with her this afternoon. lady gaga. >> be a good monster. >> you know who else is a good monster? sam champion. come here, monster.
>> good morning, everybody. i came right to this area, why? because of julianna's red hair. it's your birthday? you're hanging out with your friends who are also, it's around their birthday time, too? >> yes. >> you're how old? >> 13. >> you spent thousands of dollars for dad? moms are going, don't tell dad. we're glad you're all here, ladies. welcome. the deep south. rain from little rock to louisville. this rain up to 6 inches in some locations. six states have flood watches or warnings out. we'll show you the warmup in minneapolis. the bitter cold, not s reduced visibility this morning and you can see the fog especially up to 70
and i-70. in the 50's right now. temperatures will not move much day and we are expecting rain tonight through tomorrow and into the first half of wednesday but clearing in time for thanksgiving. >> we are live in times square. much more coming. here's what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." was this an open marriage? was that to blame? and "dancing with the stars," only we can take you behind the scenes of the make-or-break rehearsals. who will take home the trophy? and the king of the castle. naten fi nathan fillon is here with a
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moore-ashton kutcher divorce. lots more coming out over the weekend, including speculation of an open marriage. >> so many rumors flying around. there are certain values and vows she holds sacred. that might be a clue. one person meclaims she knew wh was going on. a ashton kutcher was all smiles on the set of "two and a half men" on friday. >> i don't want to get a divorce. why are we going to get a divorce? >> reporter: less than 24 hours after demi moore said she was ending their marriage. she's dealing with the fallout in hawaii. more details emerging from behind the scene of the split. reports of intense fighting and tabloid rumors saying that the couple had an open marriage. one of ashton's alleged mistresses said she knew about
the affair. >> what dd you think when ashton said he had an open relationship. >> he said i was honest with everyone about that. i feel a little bit used, lied to, like that wasn't the truth. hi heart goes tow her if she was in the dark about everything. >> from what i have heard, too, they had an open relationship. but there was always a clause in that. if you were going to do it, do not get caught. do not have it be a public fias fiasco. he was silly in how he handled it. >> reporter: they seemed to be working in recent months. heading to turks and caicos to try to work this out. they now have the difficult task of trying to divide their fortune. >> at one point, she was the highst paid woman in film. when they started, he was that guy from "that '70s show."
and "punk'd." >> reporter: what's next for them? demi plans to throw herself up into work. just wrapping her new movie, "l.o.l." could there be another move in the future? >> now, that i stopped tweeting, i have 16 extra hours a day. >> reporter: and neither of them tweeted over the weekend. demi's representatives had no more comment. ashton's people did not return the calls. >> maybe they'll stay quiet f thanksgiving. la lara? we're down to the final three on "dancing with the stars." the suspense is killing us. who will take home the mirror ball trophy? will it will j.r. martinez,
ricki lake or rob kardashian? we have our own secret weapon, cameron mathison. he joins us now. cameron, what did you see? >> lara, these contestants are all in it to win it. you're right. it's almost impossible to predict who will go home with the mirror ball trophy. here i was, the "gma" secret weapon. there was one dance i wasn't allowed to watch. ♪ it's a first. all three finalists tonight. will perform a dance they have never done this season. both j.r. and ricki will perform the cha-cha-cha. >> i'm nervous. it would be nice to win. i just really want to do a great
performance. ♪ for rob kardashian, first time ever, the waltz. go through the season, tell us what you consider to be favorite moments? >> favorite moments. the tango for me. ♪ they're alling together ooki♪ >> it was my favorite dance. from that point on, we've been solid. >> reporter: what about a low point? >> every time we're up there in jeopardy. >> rob and cheryl. >> the low point for me. >> you are in jeopardy. ♪ >> reporter: only "good morning america" was allowed inside the ballroom to witness last minute rehearsals. our cameras caught the couples
sizing up the competition. karina smirnoff analyzed her footage. >> why are we going wide? >> reporter: ricki lake and derek hough practiced in our interview. >> turn. >> and in out. no cameras will shoot their free styles. >> a style not done on this before. afri-cuban. >> did you get careful because of the ankle? >> the ankle is fine. the ankle is fine. >> reporter: last week, america watched j.r. suffer with a twisted ankle. >> the x-ray came back negative. the doctor said wear a brace. it's fine. i'm ready to go. >> reporter: are you wearing it?
>> i am not. i got confident. i thought yesterday was my first day to not wear it. >> you didn't? >> i didn't wear it yesterday. >> huh. ♪ >> reporter: every time derek hough has made the finals, he's won the mirror bball trophy. >> i hope he keeps his track record. >> reporter: she feels the pressure not to shatter his record. ♪ so you're probably wondering how this competition is going to be decided. this week, the scoring is like this. tonight, the judges score the viewers vote. tomorrow night, the judges score, viewers do not vote. the judges scores from monday and tuesday count as 50%. the viewers votes from monday night, 50%. the contestant with the highest score at the end of all of that takes home the mirrorball
trophy. lara. >> all right. i'll try to keep that straight. >> i have a ph.d.. >> thank you very much. tonight, 8:00, 7:00 central. tune in on wednesday for the "dancing with the stars" afterparty. we'll have all three couples in times square. arm-wrestled you over this one. i get nathan fillion. he plays the crime writing defective on abc's "castle." better nathan. >> hello. >> welcome back. >> i feel like the reporter on the street. what? right? okay. we're on. we're on, everybody. [ cheers ] >> this is part of the reason we adore you. this is how "castle" is. it's really light hearted.
people want that right now. >> people ask me, why is it doing well? it's easy to like. it's not overly dramatic. >> let's play a clip for the one or two people not familiar with the show. and let's set it up a little bit. because -- they toy with us. his character, castle, and detective beckett. are they together? are they not going to get that sets this up. take a look. >> call you later, bye. >> who is that? >> personal business, castle. >> really? who is it? >> if you must know, his name is roger. >> roger. >> don't make fun. you know what he has that few men have? >> a josh groban cd? >> he has the most incredible resistance band. >> what?
>> he's my physical therapist. >> are you going get together or what? he's not talking right now. my mike problem? i hope i didn't spoil anything. my view, my personal view is -- if they get together -- i mean, i'm still, i'm old enough to remember "moonlighting." >> the curse when they got together. and "who's the boss?" >> i want a long, long "castle" run. so not too quick. not too quick. >> the people have spoken. you're up for people's choice awards. >> oh, my god, am i up for one that you can vote for online? is that true? >> this is your twitter followers' wheel house. >> the people's choice award is something you can be really -- if you're internet savvy, follow
megaon twitter, my fans are internet savvy people. i think i got a good chance. i think a got a good chance. >> and because you're dog gone good. funny and good. come back any time. >> i think i will. you people are amazing in the morning. i'm not a morning person. but i come here -- >> the way you work the streets. "castle" on abc tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. @ 8:27.morning 6 people are accused of of investorss
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[ cheers and applause ] florence and the machine here in times square. they're great. a new record out. a critical hit already. fans have been here all night. can't wait to see them. >> as we say good morning, america. who will win the pie of emeril's eye competition? the competition has been fierce. they're all trying to take the crown. i love the lady in the middle. all three of you. we have tasted the samples of your pies. and mwah. it's not going to be easy at all. that's coming up. we have such a ball when the muppets took over "good morning america" last week. now, the man behind the movie is here. jason segel. thankfully, the most
muppet-tational man in hollywood for bringing kermit and comment back to the big screen for the first time in 12 years. a real passion project. >> i've been work thoing on thir about four years. it's exciting to me. >> as a kid who grew up sing if the ma-na ma-na. what makes you passionate about this? you fought for them? >> as a comedian, the muppets are the gateway to comedy, when you're young. they lead into "saturday night live" they're the next exposure to the comedy that feels dangerous. there's a sense that the muppets could boil over at any minute.
>> there's a naughty underlying current. >> they remind us of the best version of ourselves. they're so optimistic. the message is, we're stronger together than we are apart. it was important that kids have that message. >> you had a script written with your writing partner. will this be naughty muppets? what is the story in the movie? >> it's about some small town folks, myself and my brother, walter, who happens to be a puppet, and my girlfriend, amy adams. we come to los angeles to meet them. my puppet brother, walter, decides he needs to get them back together and save the studio from evil o-- an evil oi baron.
>> don't forget to send me a post card from the muppet studios. >> oh, yeah, i'm sorry. i can't do that, walter. >> but -- gary? >> because you're coming with us! >> oh, gary. what about mary? >> she's fip. she said the more the merrier. >> i don't know what to say. the muppet studios are there. i can't believe it. >> get a move on. don't want to miss that bus. >> who knows? maybe kermit will be there? >> i don't think they use the studios for anything more than tours. >> i think that's an internet rumor. like there's a country called turkey. >> it had to be fun to write the story. you have fozzy bear doing what? >> he's in a terrible lounge act
singing old muppet songs that he's adapted to talk about the hotel specials. >> how was it working with them? >> i was a little nervous seeing behind the curtain. i walked away with a sense of, the puppeteers are the unsung heroes. they're actors, comedians, contortionists. the guy who lace fplays fozzy i piggy, too. >> i loved it. you loved making it. you cried at your first table meeting. >> i kreeed when i met kermit. i was an exec pif producer. i'm supposed to be the boss. >> and you're weeping. >> i'm crying really hard. like when a little kid hits his
head. >> it's a dream come true. great job on "snl." >> happy birthday, by the way. tell me your name and hometown. >> i'm shelby from deer park, texas. >> it's not fair to show you pie when you're hungry and it's your birthday. >> i know. >> punish you on this show. what are we going the start with? completely -- twitter picture. that's not what is on is the screen. twitter and facebook pictures should be up on the screen. there you go. pick the palm springs shot because of the beautiful sun set here. now the weather. here's the big store systems roaring today. this is the storm system that left the west coast with all the bad weather.
and now there are strong to severe storms that will fire up in the red zone. we wait for it this evening. another storm in the midwest. 46 to 45 from bportland to temperatures right now or in 50's and will not move very day with highs in the to upper 50's areas of rain tonight off and on for tomorrow and even into the first all that weather was brought to you by keurig. lara? >> are you ready to enjoy some emeril action? >> i am. >> it's ti
>> these three are a step above. they all -- we had fantastic, awesome entries. these three stood out. we're going to start with robert. his drunken apple pie. >> and we'll give them each ten seconds to describe their pie. on your mark, get set, go. >> you can't get better or more american than apple pie, jack daniels, and family traditions. i kicked it up for the man himself with the jack daniels whipped cream and vanilla sauce. >> this is helen from texas. he's got an obama inspiration. you ready, helen? >> about a year ago, i heard the president say he loves sweet potato and pecan pie. i decided to put them together and combine them. everybody loved it. one man said it was a
life-changing experience. >> life-changing? >> a good pie. jolene. and it's lyon. tell us about the pie. you have ten seconds. >> it's superyummy. way easy to make. it's steeped in family tradition thanks to my grandma and her sister. >> and it's about the truck stop thing. >> oh, yes. we live in new mexico. we love it there. my grandfather liked my grapd mother's pie so much, he drove a truck to get tlo truck stop, get rerouted there to the truck stop. he got on hands and knees to get the pie anytime he wanted it.
>> you did great job. our staff, as well as over 9,000 of you out there said which pie should be the winner. we're a little pied out right now. the crown is going to -- and the trophy, jolene. >> oh, my gosh! oh, i'm so happy. oh! >> congratulations. >> oh, thank you so much! thank you. >> this is what we have to do. >> thank you, guys. you're awesome. >> i gotta take you over here. so now we got confetti all over the place. don't worry. we got this. that one is important there, lara. tell us about the pie. what makes this so great. you have a crust. >> take the crust, put it in the pie pan.
so -- and then you have fun making the fun edges on the crust. i always like to on my crust, take a fork and do the little dotting bmp you put the filling in. it's like so easy. you take all your dry ingredients and the wet ingredients. start with the wet. you mix them up. >> that's all right. what's a little confetti among friends? >> you do the dry, dump it all in there. make it easy on yourself. my grandma is laughing in heaven right now. >> god bless her. simple ingredients. go to our website on yahoo! and get the recipes for the three great pies. >> get in there. >> hi, hi! >> thank you.
>> is that your mom? >> yeah. >> do you eat this pie? >> use your words. >> do you like when she makes this pie? >> i do. >> what do you like? the whipped cream? >> we kicked it up with the whipped cream for him. >> you bake it in the oven. your garnish is whipped cream, coconut, and shaved chocolate. >> have fun with it. anything you want to put on top. >> josh is having fun with it. >> sara moulton will be here on wednesday to answer your thanksgiving 911 calls. when we come back, florence and the machine are here live. being in the driver's seat of a
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now to the fall concert series and the fantastic florence and the machine. did you see them on "snl" this weekend? i did. we're going to hear the latest single off their new album in just a minute. first, let's check in with florence welch right now. we're live. oh, and the first album, humongous hits. what did you learn from that album that you brought to this one? >> i think for this record, i was really interested in making something that sounded like a whole thing. the first album was experimenting with style. for this one, i wanted a whole sound. and a full album. not a collection of songs. >> it's gt soul.
you let the moussic prooet. the voe kals are great in the first one. the vocals are great in this one. seem like you gave more space for it to breathe. >> they're amazing. it was a pleasure to do the album at abbey road. they work there had with me. >> how are you handling this? you're huge. a big crowd this summer. they get you. they absolutely get you, florence. because you are known for your style there, as well. there, and here, too. >> yeah! >> i have enjoyed it. i had a great time at that concert. thanks for having me back. >> anytime. all right. let's get to the music. it's "gma's" fall concert series. performing shake it out, florence and the machine. ♪ regrets collect like old friends ♪ ♪ here to relive
your darkest moments ♪ ♪ i can see no way i can see no way♪ ♪ and all of the ghouls come out to play ♪ ♪ and every demon wants his pound of flesh ♪ ♪ but i like to keep some things to myself ♪ ♪ i like to keep my issues strong ♪ ♪ it's always darkest before the dawn ♪ ♪ and i've been a fool and i've been blind ♪ ♪ i can never leave the past behind ♪ ♪ i can see no way i can see no way ♪ ♪ i'm always dragging that horse around ♪ ♪ and our love is pastured such a mournful sound ♪ ♪ tonight i'm gonna bury that horse in the ground ♪ ♪ so i like to keep
my issues strong ♪ ♪ but it's always darkest before the dawn ♪ ♪ shake it out, shake it out shake it out, shake it out ♪ ♪ ooh, whoa ♪ shake it out, shake it out shake it out, shake it out ♪ ♪ ooh whoa ♪ and it's hard to dance with a devil on your back ♪ ♪ so shake him off ooh, whoa ♪ ♪ i am done with my graceless heart ♪ ♪ so tonight i'm gonna cut it out and then restart ♪ ♪ cause i like to keep my issues strong ♪ ♪ it's always darkest before the dawn ♪ ♪ shake it out, shake it out shake it out, shake it out ♪ ♪ ooh, whoa ♪ shake it out, shake it out shake it out, shake it out ♪ ♪ ooh whoa ♪ and it's hard to dance with a devil on your back ♪ ♪ so shake him off ooh, whoa ♪
ooh, whoa ♪ ♪ looking for heaven but the devil in me ♪ ♪ and i'm ready to suffer to believe ♪ ♪ shake it out, shake it out shake it out, shake it out ♪ ♪ ooh, whoa ♪ shake it out, shake it out shake it out, shake it out ♪ ♪ ooh whoa ♪ and it's hard to dance with a devil on your back ♪ ♪ so shake him off ooh, whoa ♪ ♪ ooh, ooh ♪ ooh, ooh, ooh
thank you, jason segel. "the muppet movie" opens wednesday. >> you make me want to move my arms. "ceremonials" is the name of the new one. and tomorrow, lady gaga. is muppets are back in a brapd new movie. >> we would love for you the celebrate it with us? how, you ask? >> like us at facebook.com slash goodmorningamerica. enter the sweepstakes. you could win a trip to see the muppets vision in 3-d. who loves the muppets so much they're giving away a prize that
good? >> "good morning america." >> it's so good, you won't be able to stand it. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning at 8:56. a little bit of good news -- down heading into the thanksgiving travel week. the average price of a gallon of is $3.38. that is down 5 cents of the past two weeks. one analyst says demand is down because of the tough economy and because the end of daylight moregs time is keeping drivers at home at night.
the obamas will continue in performance at the series when the welcome 120 will from d.c. schools to take part in an interactive the history of country music. at 7:00 tonight, artists include allison krause, darius rucker, and lyle lovett. time to get a check in the morning commute. the fog has netted miserable outside. -- has made it miserable outside. turn your headlights on. marylande beltway in stuff, the usual southbound 270 has been wicked. out of tighten -- tyson's and bethesda. see a ray of sunshine from the belt way to the pentagon on 395 and across the 14th street .ridge we are getting some sunshine
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