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good morning, america. and this morning, the wall of fire. out-of-control flames shoot two miles high. fueled by 60-mile-per-hour winds. destroying suburbs and over 300 homes. firefighters unable to stop the inferno. >> we have fire to the back of these houses. all companies retreat. >> hows desperately try to escape. capturing the drama on their cell phones. now, massive smoke clouds choking the air. the supreme court set to hand down the landmark ruling this morning. it will affect all of us. and hundreds are lined up at the court right now. the ruling will spend shock waves through the race for
president. frightening details about security lances at the top-secret cdc lab. could infectious diseases leaked from containers? abc news has shocking new evidence. and paula deen, the queen of butter, bacon and lard. now, a big loser, too. >> i feel great. >> how did the first lady of southern cooking drop 30 pounds? her slimming secrets revealed this morning. good morning, everyone. big news day today. we have to start in colorado. look at those fires right now. burning so wildly out in colorado. you've just seen all of the destruction, day after day after day. and right now, those aerial photos are being released by the
newspapers. the only way for so many to find out if they're home is still standing. >> desperate in the search to see if that is the case. also this morning, a possible breakthrough when it comes to weight loss. the first obesity pill approved by the fda in 13 years. dr. besser here to break it down. and you had a special interview with usher. >> i went to hotlanta. he has been in a public custody battle over his children. usher, in a way we've never seen him before. >> good to see him. >> i was happy to see him. we begin this hour, with the epic fires ravaging colorado. president obama will get a firsthand look when he visits the fire zone tomorrow. our extreme weather team is covering all of the angles. we begin with alex perez in colorado springs. good morning, alex. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. this fire is still burning at a steady pace.
some 18,000 acres have been scorched. for the first time, we're getting a look at the damage from above. and it's clear, hundreds of homes have been destroyed. as the massive fire continues burning this morning, it is blanketing this mountain town with thick smoke. blotting out the sun. preventing officials from assessing the damage. from above, you can see this area of town before. now, rows upon rows of homes leveled. entire neighborhoods wiped out by the sudden, intense wall of fire, that even took firefighters by surprised. >> we have fire to the back of these houses. all companies retreat. >> reporter: more than 32,000 people have been evacuated from the fast-advancing inferno. many don't know when they will be allowed to return or if their homes survived. >> i'm hoping a home is there. >> reporter: most escaped in a panic. >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: with only minutes to gather necessity and leave in
a panic. jason evacuated with his wife and four kids. he says the fire snuck up on them. >> as soon as i saw the flames on the mountains, i started throwing everything together that we had prepared and everything. threw it in the car. i wasn't waiting around. i was one of the first who left. >> reporter: more than 1,000 firefighters are on the ground. and military c-130s are dumping retardant from above. this satellite picture shows how much smoke is billowing over the state and beyond. at least 40 people already hospitalized for smoke inhalation. >> the higher the concentration, the more toxic it is to your system. >> reporter: and because it's not clear just when that air quality may return to normal, authorities are warning people, that have pre-existing conditions, they should really try to limit their time outdoors. >> alex, thank you. let's go to ginger zee, in the midst of the devastation,
just north of where alex is. good morning, ginger? >> reporter: good morning, everyone. homes across the state look like this. completely destroyed. you see the fireplace, the walls. other than that, not a whole lot else. behind me has been sifters, going through to find items. parts of appliances. this would have gone on top of the stove. tiles from inside their bathroom. then, it gets more touching. the man who lived in this house actually found a clump of metal that turned out to be his wedding ring. he took that with him. but this is the fine china that you'll find just shards of it everywhere. the weather has not been good at all to firefighters. i want to show you quickly the red flag warnings in place today. isolated thunderstorms, that's great. but they create erratic winds that starts lightning and fires. let's go to sam champion for more. ginger and alex have shown you two of the high-profile
fires in that zone. but there's 260 fires burning in the west. if you look at where the fire starts, all of that, smoke going up. smoke going out, from hudson bay, canada, to the center of the gulf of mexico. that's picked up by 30-mile-per-hour to 60-mile-per-hour winds, 3picked up in the air and spread everywhere. in the last week, probably more than 1,000 record-high temperatures. that spot right there, hill city, kansas, 115, the warmest spot on the planet at that time yesterday. and we'll have more records today. this is where the heat warnings and watches are going. chicago at 100 degrees. memphis, 101. the problem is the heat. it's dry for the fire zone. you're not getting any help there. most of the storms will be dry with lightning. and all of the hot air spreads east. if you haven't seen the heat yet, you will. now, to the landmark decision coming later today from
the supreme court. up or down on president obama's health care law. how the court rules will affect every american. it's sure to shake up the race for president. let's look at all of the consequences with terry moran and jake tapper. terry, the court could choose some kind of middle path. whatever they choose, so much is at stake. >> reporter: absolutely, george. this is the future of health care in america. it's also the future relationship between government and individual citizens. but specifically, say the court strikes the whole thing down. the things that go away, one, the big thing. there will be no compulsory insurance. the individual mandate that you buy insurance, that will go away. two, pre-existing conditions will count. insurers will beab able to deny insurance over pre-existing conditions. and women will pay more. right now, women pay more for health care than men. insurance companies charge them
more. this bill outlawed that. if it goes, that goes. >> and both presidential campaigns braced to respond today. governor romney signaling unless the court strikes everything down, he's going to stick to his position of complete repeal. the white house has different options depending on what the court decides. >> reporter: that's right. they have an option and a campaign strategy for the court upholding the law. or the bloody mess scenario when the court strikes down some of it but not all of it. and then, the court striking down the entire law. you're going to hear from democrats, an aggressive defense of the bill in either of the two last scenarios. and president obama has signaled if it is the middle scenario, some of the law is struck down but not all of it, you'll hear him talking about what has been upheld. all of the good things in his view, that remains on the books. >> terry, a lot at stake for the court, as well.
is it fair to assume that chief justice roberts will take this decision himself? >> probably that's the betting here. but the swing vote, justice anthony kennedy, it's awesome, the power this man has. he seems skeptical of the law in oral arguments. he's a westerner. but his favorite play is "hamlet." >> thanks, guys. let's get more from amy robach and the headlines. >> the tsa is facing another case of misconduct. this time, agents caught sleeping on the job. abc's lisa stark joins us with details. lisa? >> reporter: amy, this is the latest for a series of problems for the tsa. eight agents at newark, all fires. they screened checked luggage for bombs. some did not follow procedures. others were literally napping on the job. this comes as a passenger carrying some of his
grandfather's ashes through the checkpoint in orlando. spilled some of those on the ground. and laughed as the man frantically tried to collect those ashes. and just this month, 30 suspended at florida's ft. myers airport. they failed to do random screenings on hundreds of passengers. the tsa says it has zero tolerance for misconduct in the workplace. but questions this morning, about what is going on with an agency responsible for keeping us safe in the air. amy? >> all right. lisa stark, thanks so much. eric holder is set to become the first attorney general in the u.s. history to be held in contempt of congress. the contempt resolution is expected to easily pass the house today. the u.s. attorney has to decide whether to file criminal charges. holder has refused to turn over information on the gun operation "fast and furious."
president obama has exercised executive privilege to keep those documents private. peter madoff is expected to plead guilty to his role in the mlt million dollar ponzi scheme. he will forfeit millions, along with everything he owns. the navy has successfully tested a new interceptor missile launched off hawaii. the missile shot down a mock warhead over the pacific. it's being called a critical accomplishment to counter threats from iran and north korea. and this next story may come as a shock. men actually enjoy helping out around the house. a new study finds men who handled more household chores in europe somewhere, robin, are simply happier. they have a better sense of well-being and balance in their lives and less conflict. i've been trying to tell my husband this, for years. if he starts to vacuum, scrub a
few toilets, he'll be ecstatic. >> he didn't buy that did he? >> no. >> test it. >> i'm sure ali is saying the same thing right now. we're going to turn to a scary story about security lapses at one of the government's most secret and dangerous laboratories. it's happened again and again. abc's pierre thomas is on the case in washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: hi, george. you would think that safety and security would be at the highest level of the government lab housing some of the most dangerous microbes on the planet. but according to some internal cdc e-mails, you may want to think again. anthrax, monkeypox, virulent strains of flu, the s.a.r.s. virus. all lethal. and all stored in atlanta, at the cdc laboratory, supposedly in stringent conditions. but e-mails obtained by "usa
today" raised serious questions about security at the sense ty facility. the e-mails report multiple instances doors unlocked between 2009 and 2010. the documents show an unauthorized person made it past security and into an area he was not allowed. and news of these incidents come on the heels of another recent report that potentially contaminated air from one of the research labs made it way out of the controlled area. >> we're dealing with the nasty agents, we need maximum containment. if they get released or discharged from that facility, it could be problematic. >> reporter: an official tells abc news that the public was never at risk. that any lapse in physical security at the agency is addressed immediately. some scientists believe the cdc needs independent oversight. >> cdc has excellent biologists
and microbiologists. but for running a lab safety, you need more expertise than just being a good biologist or a laboratory technician. >> reporter: it's probably fair to say, the cdc is not happy with these failures. >> pierre, thank you. dr. richard besser is here, the former acting head of the cdc. you're here to talk about something else. but first, your reaction to this. >> i think it's clear that no laboratory should have oversight of itself. a lot of people think that has to happen. you're here to primarily discuss the new weight loss drug. >> that's right. >> that the fda has approved for the first time in 13 years. >> it's big news we have a new diet drug. it's going to be sold under the brand name of belviq. it's going to stop your
receptors to make you feel fuller faster. it's not a magic bullet. but for people it may make things easier. >> how much easier and how much weight loss? >> it's not a big weight loss. if you're a 200-pound person, it's about 10 pounds a year. it's for people who are obese or people who have medical problems. like diabetes, or high blood pressure. they found that your blood sugar was easier to control. but if you're an emotional eater, someone who is not eating because they're hungry, it's probably not a drug that's going to work for you. >> there's some side benefits in addition to the weight loss. what are the side effects? >> they're mild. headaches and fatigue. but the fda will look long-term. the past few diet drugs have been taken off the market because of heart valve problems. >> doctor, would you recommend
it? >> for the right patient, i really would. right now, all we have to offer people, apart from diet and exercise is surgery. if you're someone who has tried diet, tried exercise, and on the way to surgery, i would look into this before you take the next step. >> talk to your doctor about it. >> rich, thanks so much. turning to the kind of story we hear too often when the weather heats up. children forgotten in hot cars. it happened in kentucky, where a father left his 2-year-old locked in his steamy car for two hours. diana perez has that story. great to have you here in the studio. but this story is so disturbing. >> it is. you hear it over and over again. this time, it was 30-year-old kenneth robinson. he told police he got distracted. instead of dropping his son off at day care, he went straight to work. his toddler strapped in the backseat. one of robinson's co-workers made the call to police. >> 911?
>> i need an blons at patton. a child's been left in the car. >> reporter: it's the frantic 911 call, after someone finally noticed a 2 1/2-year-old boy sitting in his father's sweltering car for two hours. >> is he breathing? is he breathing? he's breathing. >> reporter: the temperature inside the car, topping 100 degrees. witnesses say the little boy's face was red. but he was alert before being rushed to the hospital. his father, 31-year-old kenneth scott robinson, seen here visibly distraught, telling police it was all just a terrible mistake. >> he had -- intending to drop the child at day care. but he returned to work. >> reporter: just this week, this massachusetts woman was charged with reckless endangerment for leaving her 5-year-old niece in a car for hours. last year, 33 children died of
hyperthermia after being left in a vehicle. six from already died. shockingly, half of those children were forgotten by a caregiver. luckily, kevin robinson's story did not end in tragedy. but he will be in court next week to face any possible punishment for failing his little boy. there are things that parents can do to make sure they never leave a child behind. for example, there's a free app called baby reminder, which allows parents to set reminders and alerts so they never forget they're driving with a child. robin and george? >> thanks for coming aboard. sam, those reminders so important, with all that heat out there. >> 22 states under the heat wave. also, we know, as new parents, you're completely stressed. you get brain space all the time. there's a good tip for this. one of them is take everything that's important to you and put it beside that baby's seat. your purse, your cell phone, whatever you're carrying that day. put it beside the seat so you have no option to pick it up before you leave.
and everything is reminded to you. an instant reminder. here's where the numbers are going. from 101, to 103. some of the warmest temperatures on the board. if you're headed to the east coast for the big vacation week of fourth of july, you need to know what's left of debby. will really make it rough on the coastline. be extra careful. we get through this weekend and the first of next week. if you're not affected by the heat. atlanta, we need to tell you, your first 100-plus reading since 2007. you'll have three days in a row of it. >>
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to become the state's next senator. ony are sharing their views technology and business policy today. george allen and tim kaine part in a town hall forum in ruston, virginia. a the supreme court is set to of the moste anticipated decisions in years. this morning, they will rule on whether the health reform law is constitutional. the high court could uphold the law, or roll on parts of it, or take it down. we have more coming up on minutes.el 8 in a few in the rightre place, we will get a check on morning commute with lisa .aden right places around the beltway, interstate travel, everything is working for us. we will take the lower volume of traffic. riverdale, md. -- a pedestrian route 1 southbound
410, will be closed until notice. adam caskey. >> always open for business. now in the district. frederick, 64. be hot today, but not humid. and tomorrow will be in the humidity.he heat and heat watch in effect for tomorrow. 95 is the high temperature. breeze.terly tomorrow through sunday back up near 100 degrees. it will feel like 105 - 110. >> getting geared up. thank you
♪ that is usher, r&b megastar, at the top of his career. we know his personal life has been a bit of a struggle. battling over custody of his two boys. we saw him breaking down on the stand. had a chance to go to the atl recently and sit down with him. yesterday, dancing with the jacksons. today, it's usher. what is a girl to do? >> you got a little tutoring in. >> a little. also, the twist in the gross pointe murder-for-hire case.
there's bob bashar. there may be signs he tried to hire more hitmen. how did paula deen do it? the comfort food queen. look at her. she lost 30 pounds. her whole family is downsizing. she reveals her secrets. we're going to begin with the battle over a millionaire's fortune. guma aguiar's boat washed ashore with the lights on, he was missing. and no one has seen him since. now, his mother is fighting for control of his fortune. matt gutman has the story. good morning, matt. >> reporter: that fight began even for the coast guard had completed its search for guma aguiar. the battle for his assets will reach fever pitch this afternoon. the tycoon's mother says he was delusional and may have orchestrated his own disappearance. a speedboat abandoned. the millionaire owner, vanished. now, his wife and mother pitched
in a legal battle over his estate. at stake this morning, $100 million in bank assets, real estate and boats. all belonging to 35-year-old businessman and philanthropist, guma aguiar. he has been missing for more than a week now. his abandoned fishing boat washed ashore on wednesday. his cell phone and wallet onboard. the engine running and right theres still on. >> we found no signs of blood or trauma. >> reporter: this shows aguiar leaving his home at about 7:30 p.m., with storm clouds brewing. he has not been heard from since. >> we are reviewing gps data and mr. aguiar's cell phone records. >> reporter: police are calling this a missing person's case. aguiar's mother says she thinks
her son may still be alive. >> i will hold on to hope that my son is alive. and that my son is well. >> reporter: now, his mother is trading barbs and legal filings with his wife. jamie, who asked him for a divorce just befohours before h disappeared. allen aguiar filed for full custody. that he may be suffering from psychosis or may have disappeared at sea. >> a week before, there's been a threat of every day, of impending divorce, he was in such a weakened state. >> reporter: in a countersuit, jamie aguiar, clawing back. saying ellen aguiar, is incapable of looking out for the interest of anyone but herself. two months before the disappearance, he changed his will twice. once installing his wife as his custodian. a couple of weeks later, his
mother. there may be more money at stake here. aguiar sold a business in 2007, for $2.5 billion. george? >> a lot of money. let's get dan abrams in for more on this. so complicated. he's changing his will before he disappears. the wife is suing. the mother is suing. how does the court approach this? >> i think the court needs to figure out what to do immediately. what it needs to do is maintain status quo as much as possible. don't make changes in his businesses. don't allow anyone to start withdrawing money, firing and hiring people, et cetera. assume he is incapacitated for the legal purposes for now. that may favor the mother. the last document in place gives the mother the power here. there's going to be a fight over that, no question about it. but for now, with the mother saying, the wife is the one trying to take all these actions, not paying certain employees. making changes. i think the mother probably has the immediate edge.
>> the mother also advantaged by the fact she wants to have a financial management company take control, which would hold it in place. >> she is saying, it doesn't have to be me. let's put someone else, a third party, in charge of the assets for now. remember, we don't know what happened to him. and that's what makes this so tricky. there's no declaration that he's died even. so, you're almost pursuing this on two paths. one path is, he is mentally ill and alive somewhere. the other is that he might have died. and so, you have to be careful that you look at both possibilities. >> the court would have to move quickly today, right? >> no question. i think there's going to be some sort of temporary ruling. >> thanks very much. now, a new development in the gross pointe park murder-for-hire case. did the suspect, robert bashara, have more people on his hit list? one of the new revelations as prosecutors begin their case. bazi kanani, is here to help us keep up with the twists and
turns. >> reporter: bob bashara is stuck in jail on a $15 million cash bond. even though he's a wealthy businessman, his attorney says he can't afford that, which means if convicted, he might never go home to his kids. his bond hearing was a victory for prosecutors, who say he's a threat to others. it appears bob bashara is not as polite in his private life. as he was during his first court appearance via video screen from jail. during wednesday's court hearing, prosecutors made startling new claims about the gross pointe park businessman, accused of hiring a hitman to take out this man, joe gentz, his former handyman, who claimed that bashara paid and forced him to kill his wife. >> they wanted mr. gentz killed because they didn't want him to testify in future procedures. >> reporter: sources tell abc news, bashara made one deal to
kill gentz at this furniture store and may have approached an employee. that person reportedly went to police. according to prosecutors, bashara also tried to hire one other person to commit the murder. and a new revelation on wednesday, there may have been two others on his hit list, including his mistress. after bashara's wife was found strangled to death in january, in the back of her mercedes, prosecutors say he threatened his tenets at his apartment building. >> he said he'd throw their [ bleep ] out of their apartment complex, if they dare talk to police. >> reporter: if not the image of the grieving husband, the defense tried to portray in court. bashara said he had a good relationship with his wife and could never have killed her. >> i absolutely had nothing to do with this. >> reporter: bashara has not been charged for the murder of his wife. outside the courthouse, his attorney says he's been set up. >> the police wanted a warrant. they couldn't get a warrant
regarding the death of jane bashara. but they found another way to get a warrant. >> reporter: prosecutors say they have solid evidence in this case. video and audio recordings of bashara hiring a hitman who was a police informant. they said he paid $2,000 for the hit. and he even agreed to sign a receipt. >> what? >> oh, boy. >> solid evidence. that's what prosecutors said. >> bazi, thank you. great to have you in the studio. the heat is on, sam. it remains on. >> good morning, everybody. let's talk about creative ways to stay cool. it will be your topic of conversation over the next couple of days. this heat lasts and lasts. look at the numbers. kansas city going to 101. oklahoma city, 100. we're adding humidity with this heat over the next couple of days. it starts dry. then, it gets humid. it will take a lot to cool yourself off. look at 100 by the time we get to atlanta. has not been there since 2007. you have a couple of days of it. there's a look at the big board.
if you want to escape the heat, really get away from it. it is beautiful now a reagan national. it will be a hot day. not too humid yet. be in the thick the committee. back near 100 on >> all that weather was brought to you by purina. i wondered if the underwear in the freezer trick works. was that too much? tmi? >> i don't know. >> i'll have what you're having. are we alone? the latest technology to track down the truth about ufos. come on back. mornings are a special time for the two of you...
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have you ever looked up and wondered, are we alone? it's the question fox mulder and dana sculley tried to answer in the hit show "the x-files." >> do you believe in extra terrestrials? >> reporter: now, an online poll shows 80 million americans believe that ufos exist. and the truth is out there. just this month alone, a rash of sightings across the country. strange light formations over colorado springs, ft. myers, florida, and salt lake city, utah. in 2008, some texas residents were so sure they had close encounters of a real kind, they made national headlines. >> it wasn't from around these parts. >> reporter: this week, national geographic channel is exploring the mysteries of the unexplained in a new series called "chasing ufos."
reports of alien abduction, ufo sightings, even military cover-ups. there's skeptics and believers. >> there's a light pulsating. >> reporter: there's seeking for evidence of extra terrestrial activity. >> orange light. and they were really big. >> what the heck is that? >> that's incredible. just like scully and mulder, this group has a government insider. >> the ufos are real and we need to make it permissible for science to study them, without risking their career or livelihood. >> reporter: as they search for the truth by testing theories, these ufo-hunters may stumble on their own x-files. while there will always be skeptics, most people agree on one thing. the government knows more than it's telling us. about 80% of people in the survey believe that the
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coming right up, here on "gma," robin roberts, right there, sits down with usher. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. 7:56 on thursday, june 28. i am cynné simpson. prince to discounted looking for hundreds of look by lasts displaced friday's storm. they are asking for clothes, nonperishable food items. they have set up a fund to help storm victims. investigators tried to direct overnight fire in silver spring. around 3:00 out at any barbers.
was hurt. they say someone tried to break began.ore the fire news channel 8 has much more up in an in-depth report of the hour. let us find out what is happening on the roads. >> ethinyl pedestrian accident in riverdale. further notice, route 1 closed near 410. if you travel or work anywhere and rte. 1, you will have to follow police direction. one before the baltimore parkway and another county, and are closed till colesville road. jump to a camera -- it not come up. caskey. >> nothing but sun. hot but not too humid.
[ cheers and applause ] ♪ such a wonderful crowd here with us in times square. we're listening to usher. you know him as the six-time grammy-winning superstar. he tried desperately to show me. yeah. >> you got it. >> i dance so much better when i'm sitting in a chair than when i'm up. we had a very open, very emotional conversation about his life. he's doing so well professionally. a new record. but also in the midst of a tough custody battle over his two young boys right there. a revealing interview.
a lot of celebrities do it, because it's the cool thing to do. he's been doing this for 11 years, when he was a baby himself. >> lovely move, too. look at paula deen right now. she has slimmed down. lost 30 pounds. giving her diet an extreme makeover. using the word moderation more and more. she looks fantastic. bianna, looking over there, with "pop news." you have a bigger smile this time. >> you said i was frowning. >> lara is under the weather a little bit. nursing a bad throat. we have bargains, don't we? >> i'm sorry. of course. we have bargains coming up. i'm just staring at robin. >> what do we have, bianna? >> bargains, under the sun. thanks to tory johnson, back with "steals and deals." all at least 50% off.
good deals. we want to get some news first. amy robach in for josh. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with the dramatic images in colorado springs. this video shows the scope of the damage the of the wildfire. the flames are so intense, officials can't be sure on the exact number. more than 30,000 people have been evacuated. president obama will tour that destruction tomorrow. and this morning, the supreme court will announce the fate of president obama's health care law. the justices could strike down the entire law, uphold it or deliver a split decision. at issue is the individual mandate that requires insurers to buy insurance by 2013 or pay a penalty. eric holder could be the first attorney general to be
found a in contempt of congress. and police have yet to identify suspects after the killing of a 6-year-old girl in utah who disappeared from her bedroom. her body was found in a canal near her home less than one hour after her mother reported her missing. she had been sexually assaulted. and police say they have no person of interest in the case so far. and a high school teacher in new york city could be fired after this video of a brawl with a student came to light. the veteran teacher was caught beating the 15-year-old because his i.d. card didn't work properly. the boy's mother claims the school lied and said it was her son who started this fight. and all week long we've been telling you about the power of tropical storm debby. one skit surfer -- look at him being lifted up and over. one witness said he cleared the
pier by 20 feet. >> don't do that. >> no one should attempt to do that. wow. now, diane sawyer, with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> and a good morning to you, amy, and everyone at "good morning america." all eyes on the supreme court, as they make their big decision on health care. tonight, we'll tell everyone what the ruling means for you, for your family and health care in america. we're going to break it all down tonight on "world news." i'll see you then. >> diane, looking forward to it. finally, a special first look at what will be the biggest ever exhibit of material on the archives of our parent company, disney. there's a miniature of the black pearl from "pirates of the caribbean." it opens july 6th at the reagan presidential library in california. great to see those costumes and the set design in one place.
>> amy, thanks very much. are you ready, bianna? what are you doing? >> turn the camera. all right. word on the street is that two of the hottest faces in the fashion world are joining forces. the internet is on fire this morning after multiple sources reported that sarah jessica parker and victoria beckham are secretly creating a clothing line together. how fantastic would that be? the line is supposedly aimed at women ages 30 to 50. that's a wide target. not sure what we're looking at. >> maybe 50's the new 20. >> maybe. >> would it be called posh? >> i'll give you a half-ding. >> oh. >> ouch. moving on. disney/pixar's movie "brave," is doing a killing at the box
office. we have an exclusive clip that you will only see here. the three brothers are trying to help their big sister. you won't see this anywhere but here. take a look. >> no. >> maddie. >> get the key. [ screaming ] >> isn't that cute? i really want to see that movie. you liked it? >> girls liked it. >> all right. finally, here's something we never thought we'd see. a parody of lmfao's hit "sexy
and i know it." this is on a farm in kansas. the peterson brothers came up with their own version of the song, "i'm farming and i know it." and the goal is to promote agriculture. >> this is what i see ♪ ♪ all the hungry cattle are staring at me ♪ ♪ i have passion for my plants and i ain't afraid to show it ♪ ♪ show it, show it i'm farming and i know it ♪ >> i like it. it's got more than 700,000 hits online. maybe we can get them to come to central park tomorrow to perform their version next to the real lmfao. >> i think i can hear our producers upstairs right now. come on, guys. >> chip in to get them here, right? hi. i can't hear a thing that's going on inside there because it is a madhouse out here in times square.
there's singing going on here. and by the way, just about every state in the union is represented. savannah is in the house. how about texas? kentucky over here. let's get to the boards. one or two things if for your day as you head out the day. there's some things you should know about your weather. we'll start with the big dust storm in arizona. this was huge yesterday and there's lots of it. it's the season where you get gusty storms through the desert. if you're along the west coast today, it's pretty nice. from l.a. all the way to seattle. but i do have to say, seattle and portland, by the afternoon and evening hours, a new system slides in. expect some showers into the weekend. you may need me to tell you that >> 77 right now in fairfax. bright sunshine. a few clouds overhead. numbers.the
75 in the district. temperatures will continue to rise into the 90s. hot but not too humid. tomorrow we will have the thick humidity. 95 this afternoon. northwesterly breeze. tomorrow, all00 >> all right. we may have the only live barbecue grill in times square right here. i'm getting smoked. bianna? >> we're coming up with barbecue soon, sam. here's a look at what's ahead on the "gma morning menu." paula deen drops the pounds. plus, usher one-on-one with robin, his music, and his mission to help others. and his love for his sons. and our "deals and steals" at least 50% off. only for "gma" viewers, coming up.
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[ male announcer ] not everything powerful has to guzzle fuel. the 2012 e-class bluetec from mercedes-benz. see your authorized mercedes-benz dealer for exceptional offers through mercedes-benz financial services. back with a brand-new paula deen, in the latest issue of "people" magazine. she lost 30 pounds in the last 2 months and says the entire deen clan is following her lead. >> i want to tell you a quick, little story. >> reporter: she's known as the queen of southern comfort cuisine. >> i'm going to wrap my bacon around this macaroni and cheese. >> reporter: while there's nothing low-cal about paula
deen's cooking. >> we're going to add another stick of butter. >> reporter: the food network tells "people" magazine she's lost a whopping 30 pounds. >> the first time since she was a high school cheerleader, paula is working out. he says it helps her feel better. >> this will give me tight heinie muscles. >> reporter: she stopped by "the chew" to show off her new figure. >> how do you feel? >> i feel great. and there's hope for us fatties, you know? >> reporter: for someone who has made a living on high-fat cooking, lose weight? >> it's about moderation. i double my salad. double my green beans. and the carbs are like this. >> reporter: deen's diet is no surprise. she announced in january she had type 2 diabetes, and was grilled for making a deal with the diabetes drugmaker.
today, her refrigerator is still full. but she's made healthier options. and nowhere ketchup. it has too much sugar. mustard is her new favorite condiment. she owes success by dropping foods like white potatoes from her diet. >> for a southern girl, that's a big deal. >> reporter: she used to skip breakfast. now, she has fruit smoothies. side dishes, replacing greasy chips with greek salad. and for dessert, swapping sugar cookies for sugar-free ice cream. >> i'm wishing you love. >> reporter: for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> keep it going, paula. now, out to robin. >> hey, george. he has sold 65 million albums around the world. seven grammy awards. now, usher is speak out about
his family, his new mission so close to his heart. on stage, he's got the moves. ♪ and of course, the voice to match. ♪ let me know and i'll take you there ♪ >> reporter: some call him the prince of r&b. others call him a club-popping hitmaker. a musical career over 20 years, usher raymond iv still reigns supreme. he may be searching for his inner self. one thing usher has found is his passion for giving back. it's what he calls his heart's work. >> understanding that it's important to identify a talent, get your education. >> reporter: he created a non-for-profit organization over a decade ago, called the new look foundation. recently, they hosted they're third annual leadership
conference at emory university in atlanta. >> this one, too, that you do. >> reporter: we caught up with usher to hear all about his new album, the ups and downs of family life, and his foundation, which has mentored over 10,000 young people across the country. i can see in you that you enjoy this and you get as much out of this as a platinum album. as being number one yet again, with your seventh studio album. >> music is what i love to do. but this is my heart's work. this is what truly makes a difference. you know, everybody has that story of someone that was able to influence them to make a difference in their life. >> you have made it relevant. how have you been able to do that? >> i opened a door and said, here's a tool you can work with. >> reporter: and james harris, a once-troubled teen, walked through that door, joining the foundation in 2007. he came usher's mentee, and
became a coordinator. >> i recognize that i would not be where i am today without someone reaching back their hand to me. >> being this type of mentor and being a positive influence to someone else, that's making a difference. >> reporter: in the midst of his career's success and his work with the foundation, usher is facing a very public custody battle with his ex-wife, tamika foster. emotions overwhelmed usher in court. after we saw you perform at the billboards, we saw you in court. and our heart went out to you because we saw the emotion on your face. how have you been able to handle such a public battle for your children? >> a lot of what happens, you know, behind the scenes, is unfortunately, you know,
news-worthy for the world. but these issues are confidential. and all about my passion. you know, my steadfast belief that a father is important in a child's life, to have the time that i've had with them has made them the young men that they are. i want to raise them to be responsible future adults. >> reporter: what are you hoping to impart on them? >> no one knows your child like you do. it's a day in/day out process. i'm doing it every day that i can. and being a father to them that that my father was unable to be to me. >> reporter: despite the ongoing custody hearing, usher is pressing forward, focusing on evolving as an artist. this is your seventh studio album. how have you been able to keep it fresh and just stay so tuned in to what it is people want to hear? >> every album i make is about a
process. it's about a journey. it's about a place that i've been. something that i've experienced. something that i heard. there is a mantra i always use. you evolve or you evaporate. >> reporter: say that again? >> you either go forward or you go backwards. and i'm not going backwards. >> reporter: and for usher, moving forward often means a little, well, fancy footwork. he gave me a few tips. can you teach me just one? just a little bit? nothing but love. nothing but love. keep doing your thing. and congrats. >> thank you. >> it feels good. >> appreciate usher spending time with us like that. he is committed to making a difference in young people's lives. he is hot. and speaking of hot, so are "steals and deals." tory johnson is here.
all off at least 50% off. i don't know how you do it. >> we do it each and every time. to get any of the deals, you have to go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! and you'll find all of the codes and the links, which are exclusive to us and to you. and obviously, everything is while supplies last. this is a favorite of your producer. we have to guard these right now. russic cuff is an incredible company. a woman-owned business. and they make the cuffs out of brass, gold-plated grass. the beautiful hammered metal and amazing prices. isn't that beautiful? that looks beautiful on you, robin. normally prices are $60 to $68. but we're slashing them by 50%, to $30 and $34. these are so stylish. we have them right here.
these are from crock. they have the little circulation valve on the inside here. when you walk around the city here, you're going to feel a little foot massage action going on. and everyone will love the prices. regularly, $40 from crocs. today, $20. they are yours, baby. >> you get some crocs. and you get some crocs. i like these monograms. >> he's are fun. you are make monograms. you choose your pattern. then, you choose the monogram. one to three letters, your choice. i think you'll recognize this one. >> thank you. >> iphone cases, luggage, tags. we have a little one for josh here, in his absence. really fun prices. fun to create and you'll like the prices.
regularly $18 to $52, depending. slashed in half, $9 to 26 bucks. this is roomny. you have a tiny thing to keep in your car, in your purse, when you need extra storage. that holds up to 50 pounds of stuff. and there's a whole variety of sizes. jessica alba and nicole richie are really big fans of this line. these regularly range from 7 to $35. slashed by 53% in this particular case, starting at just $3.29. great bags, reusable, environmentally friendly. >> did you hear her? $3.29. >> look what we've got here. sam, are you -- >> the cake. >> someone has cake. wait. first -- on the 21st birthday, baby. 21st birthday. and it's --
>> something in this cake -- i almost gave it to -- how old are you? i almost gave it to someone too young for it. i didn't know, tory. i almost gave it to a 6-year-old. >> i'll hold your sign while you taste the cake, okay? >> do you need some, robin? >> we have to give her one, too. okay. this is american bakery. a great way for you to celebrate the summer weekend when you have a barbecue. delicious chocolate. you give it two thumbs up? >> i can see your i.d., ma'am. >> our friends at gilt regularly have this at $52. slashed in half. >> look at how it's going. >> it's good. >> make sure that everybody -- >> what do you think? >> can you taste the jack daniels? is it good? she's from kentucky. >> yes, you can.
>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning. i am cynné simpson. the times 8:27. more than a million people in area expected to spend more durings or weekend. record level of 5.6% last year. up 49% from 2009. the supreme court expected to on the healthdict overhaul. the mostne of anticipated decisions in years. depthchannel 8 has an in- up.rt coming baden. lisa virginia, we are normal. 66, 95, 395 with delays.
fatal pedestrian accident in riverdale. for 10 at rte. 1. crash here on the beltway and greenbelt. one in both directions of the 450 and theeen washington parkway. the when you are focused on is loop, leaving andrews air force base to get to the long delays. >> it is cranking up again. 90s this afternoon to 78 degrees in arlington. a few clouds whirling overhead. pretty sunny day, of a fewexception here and there. 72, culpeper. 53 in cumberland. back up near 100 the next call days. weekend, near the the century mark. will feel like it is about when you factor in the humidity. of storms tomorrow for the weekend. little bit by
[ cheers and applause ] yeah. we know they're sexy. and they know it. we can't wait for lmfao to heat up our summer concert series tomorrow. come out and see them perform l-i-v-e. we want to know what question you want us to ask them. vote now on your smartphone or on our page. which question will be asked tomorrow in central park. >> are we going to have a good day tomorrow, sam? >> the heat's on tomorrow. so, there may be folks in their swimwear for wiggle, wiggle,
wiggle. whatever. exactly. >> sam's feeling something. >> you haven't been to the park with us yet, have you? >> i did one time. but i didn't get the full experience. >> can't wait for that. yesterday, we had selma hayek and blake lively here. from "savages." today, oscar-winning director, oliver stone, and taylor kitsch, they're here to talk about "savage." and "the chew's" michael symon, right here. >> a man with his steaks. love him. >> is that a big enough steak for you, michael? >> these two are for me. but you guys can share the rest. >> i know you have a book coming out. we'll talk about. michael, gives us some barbecue time and summertime recipes. he'll have that for us. i have a surprise guest.
part of some of the most fun moments on "gma." a member of the "gma" family to me in many ways. burt, come on out. >> sam, are you kidding me? >> you may remember, some of the few times -- >> the big times. >> oh, yes. >> how are you doing? >> you remember, of course, robin. george. burt, you know new york. >> and michael symon. are you kidding me? >> and steak for you. let me show you one of my favorite moments involving this guy. just when you bring him on the show, we go outside the set. the first time it's ever been done. >> thank god you moved the studio down a floor. that was one of the most terrifying experiences of my life. >> you have a show called "triplets." >> i take two unsuspecting travelers and take them on a vacation of a lifetime. i kidnap people and make them do
things out of their comfort zone. >> spending time with you would be out of most people's comfort zones. >> or riding a bike with you through central park. we did that the other day. >> do we have a clip of the show? or are we just showing it? >> they just showed it. >> why don't we give people an idea of what "trip list" is all about. >> we need you to be able to scrap whatever you're doing tonight. >> right. >> all right. i'm looking at these two right here. i have two tickets to "evita." and these are good tickets because "gma" paid for them. but you've got to answer my question correctly. it's not going to be hard. what island is the statue of liberty on? >> staten island? don't think that. >> i won't give you the answer. but it is the statue of liberty on -- >> liberty island. liberty island. there you go.
tickets to "evita." >> congratulations. burt, why don't we give away two more tickets? >> now, we have two tickets to the yankees. >> i see a yankees hat right here. >> you have to be able to change your plans. >> change of plans tonight. >> anything for the yankees. >> what's the question? >> when was the last time the yankees won the world series? >> 2009. >> you're going to the yankees tonight. those are really good tickets. steinbrenner gave them to us. >> your show airs tonight on the travel channel. >> it is a double premiere episode, new orleans and oahu. i'm not going to give you a teaser. but oahu, someone might catch on fire. let's get a quick look at the maps. we'll show you everything going on outside you need to know. heat is the buzzword of the day.
we want to mention there's cool spots on the coastline. those spots will go away as we get through the next couple of days. boston going to 88 and beyond, as we get i >> here comes the heat. the 90s today. mid 90s. but not too humid. they keep coming thick humanity. 100 degrees. a chance of >> you have to love bert kreischer because we do. all that weather was brought to you by mercedes-benz. george? >> we go inside. oscar-winner oliver stone is thrilling theaters with "savages." it stars taylor kitsch, who is a
california marijuana grower, who gets targeted by a cartel. >> what if we offer them cash? >> they're going to kill her. >> we made a three-year deal. they want the money. >> savages don't make deals. >> we're a business, john. think about it. you're smarter than they are. >> yeah, in botany. every man in her life has let her down. >> we're delighted to have oliver stone and taylor kitsch with us this morning. i love that line. savages don't make deals. >> they don't. >> not in this move. oliver, i guess the first lesson in writing or directing, is something you know. this is a part of the world and something you've had passion about for a long time. >> but this is a different kind of movie than "natural born killers" or "scarface." in that clip, taylor comes back from afghanistan or iraq. his war has come home to roost,
as you know. he puts together a ring of veterans who help him fight back in a situation where the -- one of the mexican cartels has come down on them to be a partner. >> you're not looking for the trouble, though, in the movie. it kind of comes to you. >> yeah. his best friend's a buddhist. you have one guy that's coming from one direction. and your best mate comes from the other. that scene's one of our favorites. it's try to figure out how we're going to attack it or not attack it, for that matter. >> in the meantime, in the middle of a complicated love story. >> there's one love story going on on screen there between the two men. and also, the threesome. >> blake lively. >> who was here yesterday. >> they share her. and she is equally in love with these two men. that's an interesting thesis in the movie. selma hayek, we find out, also has a strange relationship with
her daughter, who is estranged from her. >> she is playing a pretty fierce drug lord. >> blake becomes the conduit to her heart. there's a lot more than meets the eye. she's not the typical cliche drug queen. >> not in the least. i read something you said earlier, one of the most awkward parts of the movie -- >> it doesn't take away that she's a knockout. i understand that. but it is -- you know, shooting that scene. >> you look good, man. >> you can probably -- let's say you did win in this. you also got the chance to train for this since you play -- >> i did. i shot her in the knee. stayed with me for weeks on end, in austin, texas, which i call home now. it was more for the aesthetic to
train. but more for the psychological part. chon's gone through a lot, the guy i play. and he comes back and is quite jaded for obvious reasons. to connect, i couldn't have done it without him. >> the psychological part is so interesting because so much of their life is secret. >> absolutely. and i think just what they deal with. it's so intense. and so much and so full-on. and the guy that i was with, you know, literally had to be in solitary, for two weeks every three months, just to get back in the public. and he's 29. you know? just the sacrifice they make, of course, is exceptional, really. >> oliver, you haven't been shy about your affection for marijuana. i think you called it god's gift in "rolling stone." is there a bigger, deeper message in this movie? >> i think it's -- you know, it's not about legalization or
not because those are personal issues to me. but this is really a wild ride. it's unpredictable. this is what could happen. it's fiction. the cartels are making a lot of money from marijuana but also from cocaine and other drugs. in california, they legalized it. that's where the basis of this story, by don winslow, it was a novel, took place. it was three young people, that were living in a paradise. and they run up against the dark side of a cartel, which puts a lot of light and a lot of dark in the movie. it's like "beach blanket bingo" meets "cartel noir." >> "savages" hits theaters, july 6th.
in hbo's hot, new drama "the newsroom," emily mortimer returns to run a newsroom. but the real drama is behind the scenes. >> for now, five times a week, i own you. say i understand so i can get these guys a sound level. >> i don't work that way. >> hello, miss emily. is it fun to be in that setting? >> it's fantastic. i feel like every day we kind of live a little bit of the lives
you guys must live in reality. >> your character is ma kenny machale. you are bossy. and you're the character that everybody loves to hate. i want to show a clip of you and jeff daniels relationship. >> i don't want anyone to know why we're not together now. >> sure. >> no one. >> you think i'm going to talk about it? >> you're hard to predict. >> no one, nothing. >> just to be clear, you want me to tell some people but not everyone. >> let's go. >> you'll have nine minutes with jan brewer. and nine minutes. >> i want to go on record saying i think we should go with the spill. >> done. >> it's going to the spill. >> i'm looking at a film of an oil rig sinking into the ocean. that's good television. >> we don't do good television. we do the news. >> that has aaron's writing all
over it. written by the great aaron sorkin. it must be fun to read his words. >> oh, it's just amazing. every week, every two weeks, we get the new script. and the pilot script i read, was so charming, so brilliant, so enticing. and the character was fantastic. i was determined. i was hell-bent on trying to get the job. >> the job of executive producer is huge. you're literally at the helm of this ship. did you follow a producer? >> i spent a day at cnn in new york, following everybody there. and then, actually, one of my closest friends in london, does this job for real. she's -- on a show called "newsnight." that's what our fictional show is called. what was comforting to me, spending time talking to her about it and watching the people at cnn, i have never been in control of anything in my life before. and i'm not naturally
authoritative. i try to tell my children and they look at me like i'm a ridiculous person. i don't have the ring of authority. i talked to my girlfriend and the other news people at cnn and i realized that that's not how it works. you don't get rich and famous from getting a news producer. it's a vocational job that's passionate about what they do. that's the quality.e iing passit what you do. >> emily, congratulations. thanks for coming by "good morning america." we'll be watching. you should check it out, [ female announcer ] the son of a single mom. proud father of two daughts. president obama knows that women being paid 77 cents on the dollar for doing the same work as men isn't just unfair... it hurts families. so the first law he signed was the lly ledbetter fair pay act to help ensure that women are paid the same as men for doing the exact same work. because president obama knows that fairness for women
i'm in a food coma right now. >> i love you so much because you're taking a little snack. and we're peeling the skin off the chicken. oh, robin won't do that. and she ate the skin. it made me so happy. so happy. >> it was good. >> it's the best part. >> but it's so juicy. >> with chicken, one of the great keys is, cook it with the skin on and the bone on. whether you cook breast, thighs, legs, it doesn't matter. you season it up on both sides with a little kosher salt. and you make a great marinade. i'm greek and sicilian. my mom taught me this as a kid, to marinade meats in yogurt. >> really? i never knew that. >> greek yogurt, toasted coriander, toasted cumin, and
chipotle. orange juice, and zest, and whisk it together. >> i love the idea of the yogurt. that's what i was tasting and didn't realize it. >> what i do, i'll put it in a ziploc bag like this. and then, you just let it go overnight, two or three hours, to make it delicious, until it gets to hear. and then, we put it on the grill. greek yogurt is like greek barbecue sauce. we put it on the grill and let them rip until they're 160 in the middle. and they come out looking like this. >> that's fantastic. this is a nice, little side dish for this. i would not have thought it would have gone. >> i was telling you. the thing i love about summer, i love meat. i still eat all the meat. i kind of take the starches it out of it. a lot of fruits and vegetables. the greeks use watermelon with
feta cheese. sweet and salty. red wine vinegar, a little garlic. little extra virgin olive oil. >> i'm of the school that i don't think watermelon needs anything. but this is amazing. it's delicious. >> watermelon needs love, too, sam. >> it can't be there alone. >> are these the recipes we're going to find. i know "the chew," you have a book coming out. >> it's a little bit from all of us, the favorite recipes we've done in the first year of the show. we're really excited about it. people ask us for more recipes. there's going to be a couple new things. but mostly some of the stuff we've done on the show. more mint. some cheese. give it a little mix. and think of a tomato salad but with watermelon. >> is it amy robach approved?
>> oh, yeah. chowing down here. >> and we have big grilled rib eyes. >> manly man. >> you could eat the whole thing. but how i think about meat, you share it with a vegetable. tomato salad, red peppers, olives. >> you see my plate, almost empty already. michael, thank you. you guys do a great job. you can see michael symon on "the chew," weekdays, 1:00 eastern right here on abc. and get the recipes for the delicious dishes on goodmorningamerica.com on ya
welcome back, everyone. we just got some news from across town over at the "today" show. our friend and colleague, ann curry, announced she will be taking on a big, new role at nbc. we want to take a minute to wish you well. we know you will be great at this new job. we enjoyed competing against you. we know you will continue to shine at nbc. >> she was on the "today" show for 14 years. she's very emotional right now. she loves the people there. as you said, going to continue on at nbc news. we had to take this moment. amy, you worked with her recently. >> she is the heart and soul of
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