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g america." have a good morning, america. and breaking news, super scandal. espn reporting an nfl investigation has revealed the new england patriots did use illegal footballs in their blowout victory this weekend. 11 of the 12 balls were underinflated. what does this mean with the super bowl fast approaching? i have no more campaigns to run. i know because i won both of them. >> the fiery president obama on the attack defending his presidency claiming credit for the fast-moving economy, vowing to fight the republican majority in congress. winter weather warning. another big storm hitting this morning and a nor'easter on the way dumping snow and creating a dangerous commute. concern about more scenes like these, cars pinballing on the road. we'll have the latest. and bradley cooper is up for an oscar, so why is everyone
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buzzing about his tiny co-star, the real story behind this little scene-stealer. why everyone is talking about the fake baby blooper. and we do say good morning, america, and we have so much to get to this morning. george, he's still down there in washington for the president's big speech last night. good morning, george. >> good morning, robin. of course, that was the president's sixth state of the union. we just saw a taste of the president's tone. confident, even cocky. you would never know a couple months ago that the democrats took a beating. there were no olive branches and the president laid out what he wants to do and we'll have more on that ahead.
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we'll get back to you in a moment, but we'll begin with that breaking news overnight. the so-called deflate-gate. nfl sources revealing to espn that the patriots did use underinflated balls in their win over the colts this weekend, it is reported. abc's ryan smith is here with the latest. good morning, ryan. >> good morning, robin. this is at the center of the controversy. this is a huge mess for the patriots and now we're learning their championship game losing opponent tipped the refs off and with the super bowl less than two weeks away, some are questioning whether the air was let out of the patriots' integrity. overnight a major deflate-gate development, nfl sources telling espn 11 of the new england patriots' 12 game balls in sunday's win over the colts were underinflated by two pounds per square inch. >> they probably don't know how they became under-inflated but the fact that there were 11 out of the 12 balls was certainly a big disappointment. >> reporter: the colts reportedly grew suspicious after d'qwell jackson intercepted tom brady late in the second quarter. according to newsday, jackson then gave the ball to a member of the colts equipment staff who immediately notified
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his head coach and general manager. seconds after the opening kick of the third quarter, with the patriots leading 17-7, officials held up the game. the refs switched out the game ball and the pats went on to outscore the colts 28-0 in the second half for a 45-7 victory. over two hours before kickoff, each of the team's 12 game balls were required to be inspected and approved by the referee. league rules state after that no alterations are allowed. each team uses their own balls when on offense and they're allowed to slightly doctor them to their preferences. aaron rodgers admitted to overinflating his footballs. but underinflating footballs is illegal. less air makes it easier for the teams to catch. this development coming just a day after pats quarterback tom brady and head coach bill belichick denied accusations that they intentionally deflated the footballs making them easier to catch and grip but the findings setting off a firestorm.
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indianapolis punter pat mcafee tweeting, "if new england was to be dq'd, we'd be their replacements, right?" cheating allegations are nothing new for belichick. in 2007, the league fined him for during the game. >> touchdown! unstoppable. >> reporter: with super bowl xlix less than two weeks ago, could deflate-gate derail the pats' road to the big game. >> one dumb thing that doesn't matter. it will mean more to the legacy of what the patriots are trying to do than the actual infraction. >> well, this morning the league isn't commenting. the investigation is still under way but the patriots tell abc news they've been in complete cooperation with the league and will continue to do so. now, this is the regular football and this you can see the flattened one. and remember this game it was raining. so that makes it even harder to catch. so the conspiracy theorists will say this was a plan and that's how they won this game. >> well, because 11 of the 12 -- >> that's a lot. >> that's a lot.
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you heard steve young say, really? it may damage their reputation but that's not going to prevent them from going on to the super bowl nor should it. >> that's true, but still people will say is there going to be an asterisk on them. i don't know. it does make the grip easier and that's an issue a lot of people are going to bring up. thank you very much. let's get back now to george in washington. >> thank you, robin. we're going to turn now to the state of the union and an aggressive speech from the president saying the shadow of crisis has passed. he took credit for the economic recovery offered up an uncompromising liberal agenda for his last two years. abc's jon karl is there. jon, you were there. there was not a lot of love in that chamber last night. >> i didn't hear any concessions from the president, george. he seemed so confident you would have thought he had just won another election. the president who campaigned saying, yes, we can, has a new theme, yes, we did. >> we've seen the fastest economic growth in over a decade. our deficit's cut by two-thirds. a stock market that has doubled
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and health care inflation at its lowest rate in 50 years. [ applause ] that's good news, people. >> reporter: the president's was most obvious when he went off script during the most memorable line of the night. >> i have no more campaigns to run. [ applause ] >> my only agenda -- i know because i won both of them. [ laughter ] >> reporter: almost immediately the #iwonboth started trending on twitter, setting a defiant tone for the next two years. the president vowed to fight republican efforts to roll back any of his policies from immigration to obamacare. >> and if a bill comes to my desk that tries to do any of these things i will veto it. >> reporter: striking a populist tone the president called for higher taxes on the wealthy and new programs to help the middle
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class including free community college for all and he vowed to continue to fight for things he couldn't get done even before the republicans took over like raising the minimum wage. >> if you truly believe you can work full time and support a family on less than $15,000 a year, try it. if not, vote to give millions of the hardest working people in america a raise. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: and closing the guantanamo bay prison. >> and i will not relent in my determination to shut it down. it is not who we are. >> reporter: republicans didn't applaud much at all and the president said nothing to acknowledge that republicans had just won a big victory in the midterm elections. but the entire chamber did cheer guests in the first lady's box. especially alan gross, released just last month after being jailed for more than five years by the cuban government. it was up to joni ernst, the pig castrating new republican senator from iowa to give the republican response. fresh off her dramatic election
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victory last november, she reminded everybody that the president's party was trounced in november and promised a big change in direction from the president's policies saying, quote, we heard the message you sent in november loud and clear. george, it was clearly a different message than the message the president heard. >> yeah, it sounds like a recipe for stalemate. >> absolutely. >> okay, jon karl, thanks very much. we're going to turn now to the vice president. i spoke with him moments ago. mr. vice president, thanks for joining us this morning. you were sitting next to speaker boehner all last night. he didn't seem too impressed with the president's speech and he called them the wrong priorities for the country. doesn't seem like much of anything the president will propose will go anywhere this year. >> i disagree. you know, the republicans are now even some taking credit for the recovery so they must think something we did went pretty well. secondly, they're talking about the middle class. that's not been part of their political vocabulary up till now and so there's going to be some stark choices.
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you know, they're going to have to decide whether or not they'll step up, help the middle class, the tax cuts with education and on those issues, and i believe there is a significant core of republicans who believe now is the time to make this recovery good for everyone and stronger for the middle class. >> a year from now which of the president's big proposals will be law? >> well, i think -- i hope a year from now all the proposals relative to the middle class tax cuts as well as education. look, there are -- here's what's happening. you know, the economy is growing. you know, like i said, everybody seems to be embracing what's happening now, particularly relative to the rest of the world, jobs are coming home. we're talking about in-sourcing. we have to focus on two thing to continue the momentum. one is to make sure we have the best infrastructure in the world so people keep coming back and people invest here and companies invest here in the united states and come home and, secondly, we have to have the most skilled workforce in the world and there are things that the republicans
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can agree on and i think now that they actually have to lead, i mean, they own the congress, they are the ones who are in the majority. and i think the public is going to insist that we work together. >> it hasn't been a historic consensus for tax increases, has there? >> here's the deal, there are $300 billion in tax increases on things we don't need to do. there's a thing called stepped up basis. why should somebody who's been left $10 million in stock that, in fact, when they bought it now worth 50 million, why shouldn't they pay tax on it if they inherited it. if someone is in the stock market and they, in fact, make $10 on a stock, that's a capital gain. you know, that's $210 billion and it's a real easy choice. you want to continue to help trust fund babies or do you want
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to go out -- good people -- those's not a pejorative term, last thing they need is another $210 billion tax cut when you can put that money into making sure people get tax cut to help with child care, help with sick leave, help with be able to own their homes, et cetera. >> mr. vice president, as you know, the presidential campaigns are heating up on both sides, secretary clinton is lining up staff and support including many members of president obama's team. our latest poll shows she's the overwhelming choice of democrats. is there any chance you can challenge her? >> yes, there's a chance, but i haven't made up my mind about that. we have a lot of work to do between now and then. there's plenty of time. look, the person who is going to end secretary clinton is really competent, capable person and a friend. the person who is going to be the next president of the united states is the one that's going to be able to articulate the clearest vision to the american people of where they're going to take the country. >> there is a chance you'll challenge her. eight years ago you put yourself into the race. when do you have to make up your mind? >> well, i don't think i have to make up my mind until the summer.
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i think there's -- i think this is wide open on both sides. and -- but, look, right now my focus is getting implemented what the president talked about last night to nail down this recovery and get the middle class back in the game. >> mr. vice president, thanks very much for your time this morning. >> thanks, george. >> so, robin, there you heard it, vice president biden still hasn't given up on going for the white house. says it wide open. >> you haven't given up on trying to get him to answer that question. okay, george, back to you in a moment. but now, we have the latest on the final moments of airasia flight 8501. the investigation now revealing the plane made a sudden steep climb before stalling and plunging into the java sea. abc's david kerley is in washington with the latest on that. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. this is our first official solid indication of what happened to that airasia flight. but this morning, there are still many questions. they have pulled up the tail, the black boxes and found the fuselage, but it is the radar
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data that indonesia's transportation minister now says it was climbing too fast a rate, stalled, and then plunged into the java sea. the pilots encountered severe weather, including turbulence, and wanted to climb but approval was delayed. the indonesians say the jet started climbing at a rate of 6,000 feet a minute, that is at least three times faster than a normal ascent. >> for the passengers the g-forces necessary to get that airplane into a precipitous climb would be very scary, very frightening. >> reporter: climbing that fast means forward air speed is lost, the wings lose their ability to lift the plane so it stalls and starts falling to earth. >> when an airplane stalls it can end up spinning and that spin may be unrecoverable. >> reporter: well, it's been a week now since the indonesians recovered the black boxes and they have yet to release any specific data. but one official says that the cockpit recorder does show there were no other voices in the
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cockpit or threats ruling out terrorism and no indication of a bomb. the indonesians are required to file a 30-day report. that's next week, but this morning they are saying they will not make that public. safety experts are growing very concerned about the secrecy and what they see as a conflict of interest in this investigation, robin. >> many are concerned about that. david, thank you. now to amy has the other top stories for the morning. good morning. >> good morning, everyone. and we begin with what authorities are calling a terror attack in israel's second largest city this morning. police in tel aviv say a palestinian man boarded a bus and went on a rampage stabbing at least nine passengers before he was chased down, shot and arrested. four people were seriously injured. it is the latest in a string of attacks in which palestinians have used knives, acid and vehicles as weapons. also, breaking overnight the government of france has announced it will hire nearly 3,000 new counterterrorism officers and supply police with better weapons in the wake of the paris attacks this month. much of western europe remains
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on edge. just today four men accused of helping the paris grocery store attacker were booked on terror charges. and the doctor shot inside a prestigious boston hospital has now died. cardiac surgeon michael davidson was shot twice at brigham and women's hospital tuesday. the suspected shooter found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. his mother was reportedly one of davidson's patients before she died. but authorities have not confirmed a motive for the deadly attack. and new details about the measles outbreak in california which has now spread to four other states. health officials confirm five workers at disneyland have been diagnosed with the disease although most have been cleared to return to work. at least 51 people have been sick in the last month. the latest case is in oregon, dozens of unvaccinated students at a california school had to be sent home after a classmate came down with the disease. and turning now to the economy this morning, now may be the best time in months to refinance your mortgage.
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rates have hit a new low and abc's rebecca jarvis is here with the details. rebecca? >> reporter: amy, good morning, and this is very significant. this morning the average 30-year fixed rate mortgage is close to its rock bottom lows. right now, at 3.6, and for many refinancing could mean huge savings. take a look at this. if you have a $200,000 mortgage at 4.6% right now, and you can refi it at 3.6%, you will save $118 a month which is more than $40,000 over the life of your loan. but before you race to refi, you want to take a look at those fees and remember, if you're going to be moving in two years or less, refinancing, it doesn't usually make sense. plus, it is time to shop around. there are some great websites to check out, zillow.com and bank rate, this is a buyer's market and means you, the homeowner, is in the driver's seat. >> all right. rebecca, thanks so much for that. and more shaking in the dallas area.
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four more earthquakes have hit in the last 24 hours, the most powerful was a magnitude 3. some experts blame oil and gas drilling for the three dozen quakes since october. and new video this morning of a massive fire engulfing this natural gas plant in south texas. fireballs shooting into the sky. the initial blast was felt for miles but no serious injuries reported. also caught on video, a wild crash as a car goes careening into this florida taco stand. the driver said she passed out before hitting a truck and flipping. her boyfriend in the passenger seat had grabbed the wheel to keep them from hitting anyone. and finally, a mystery surrounding tiger woods' new look. we told you yesterday that tiger lost a tooth while visiting his girlfriend lindsey vonn on the slopes. his agent said a cameraman at the awards ceremony bumped into tiger and knocked out his tooth but now witnesses and organizers of the ski event are denying that that ever happened. they say tiger seen earlier in this mask wasn't even at the
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awards ceremony, so now the big question is, how did he really lose that tooth? i mean, no photographer has come forward. there are no videos or photographs of the alleged bump and there were people that said no bleeding, no swelling, no discomfort on his face so the mystery swirling. >> tooth-gate. >> tooth-gate. >> what's the problem? y'all don't take tiger at his word? >> all right, t.j. >> you don't take tiger at his word? what's wrong with that? >> i just -- >> yeah, we're going to -- >> t.j.! >> you don't trust tiger. he's told you -- >> we'll leave it at that, t.j. how about that storm? >> maybe he slipped and fell because that's what people could do this morning. >> oh. >> yes, see, outside chicago it's happening. there's a thin layer of ice and snow on top and that's why we see winter weather advisories. right here, grand rapids to ft. wayne.
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good morning, america. right now, espn reporting an nfl investigation has found 11 of the 12 footballs used by the new england patriots in their blowout victory over the colts were illegal. we're tracking the developments. also right now, federal investigators are getting their first up-close look at that mysterious mansion fire saying it's too early to rule out foul play. and, two former wrestlers are suing the wwe claiming they have brain damage from countless blows to the head from all of those activities in the ring. as we do say good morning, america, on this wednesday morning, as you know, covering a lot of ground, and george is there in washington after last night's state of the union and so many people are talking about -- and i know, george,
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this really caught your attention to, what the first lady was wearing. george was tweeting -- no, he wasn't. where have we seen that before and amy, i know you'll bring that to us in the "speed feed." >> that's right. put your thinking caps on. >> ali noticed where that came from. a lot of others did. that's part of the ritual to comment on the first lady's wardrobe. the president will hit the road heading out to iowa after that speech last night. as we said it was uncompromising. the president laying out his agenda and i'll hit the road and get on the train before that nor'easter ginger is talking about and see you tomorrow. >> it was a long night for you. early morning. thank you. see you soon. safe travels. clothes, they're talking about bradley cooper and the fake baby that's stealing a lot of the buzz from his latest movie and, t.j., i know you'll bring us that story. >> it's not just that the baby was fake, it was so obviously fake. did you see that baby? this is an oscar-nominated film, bradley cooper -- oscar nominated for an oscar and the
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baby steals the scene here so it's a hit movie at the box office right now but the #fakebaby is blowing up. this morning, that's all people want to talk about. and other flaws in the film. >> you'll get to that. first, in this half hour we begin with that mysterious mansion fire. federal investigators are on the scene in maryland trying to determine what caused the massive blaze and they are not ruling out foul play. abc's bazi kanani has that story. >> reporter: this morning, federal investigators getting their first up-close look at the charred evidence as they try desperately to figure out what caused the inferno at this 16,000-square-foot maryland mansion, a crime scene at least five times the size of an average house. >> the amount of evidence that we're going to be collecting and analyzing, there's going to be a lot of that because of how big it is. >> reporter: don pyle, his wife sandy, and their four visiting grandchildren still unaccounted for.
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believed to be inside the home when fire alarms sounded at 3:30 a.m. monday. it was the home security company that called for help. the four-alarm blaze raging uncontrollably in part because the $9 million mansion didn't have fire sprinklers. >> we have no witness that can tell us where this fire started. >> reporter: abc news learning there were no reports of previous trouble at the home and no records of recent lawsuits or serious financial trouble. but the atf speaking exclusively with abc news says it's still too early to rule out foul play. >> we're going to sift through pieces of evidence, every piece in there room by room. so that's going to take time. >> i don't believe it's happened. i mean, even staring at it it's not real to me yet. >> reporter: grieving friends are placing flowers at the estate and say they can't imagine anyone wanting to hurt pyle or his family. >> my experience working with him was a couple of the best years of my life.
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he was a terrific leader. >> reporter: this morning, some of the debris is still smoldering but do expect there will be some areas safe enough for investigators to enter. at this point they say it's too early to have an opinion about whether this was a cruel arson or a horrific accident. lara? >> bazi, thank you so much. now we want to turn to a major new lawsuit against the wwe. former wrestlers claiming they've suffered brain damage from years of doing dangerous stunts. abc's tom llamas has our story. >> reporter: it's signature stunts like this, that now has two former pro wrestlers filing a class action suit against world wrestling entertainment. this morning vito lograsso claiming that, after nearly a decade of crushing blows in the wwe ring, he now has brain damage. the same for evan singleton. this 40-page complaint body slamming the wwe for alleged
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mistreatment of its wrestlers and claiming it negligently or purposefully failed to diagnose concussions. the lawsuit echoes similar legal action against the nfl which could settle at around a billion dollars in concussion-related damages from former players. >> the nfl lawsuit articulates a lot of the issues that are present in the wwe, namely, ignorance and downplaying of risks of repetitive concussions >> reporter: the wwe plaintiffs claim wrestlers are encouraged to get hurt and those famous chair shots inflict a dangerous level of force to the skull and cite several cases where wrestlers were knocked unconscious like this 2007 incident with candice michelle fell from the top turnbuckle. a lawyer for the wwe saying, "wwe has never concealed any
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medical information related to concussions or otherwise from our talent. we will vigorously contest this lawsuit." the wwe knows how to put up a fight in the ring, it may now have to show some of that muscle in court. for "good morning america," tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> ooh. >> you have to imagine things like the pile driver would have some kind of impact. >> our thanks to tom llamas. to amy in social square square with the speed feed. >> trending big, #iwonboth referencing the president's remark that he already won both campaigns, so why in the middle of the state of the union was "the good wife" popping up in social media feeds? well take a look at first lady michelle obama's outfit last night. that gray suit, where have you seen it before? well, if you were on twitter, you saw that mrs. obama was channeling "the good wife" wearing a michael kors suit that julianna margulies' character debuted on the show identical and not to be outdone the republican response included perhaps the boldest fashion
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statement of the night where shoes were louder than words. senator joni ernst and her camo pumps, there they are right there, telling us what's filling up your feed, tweet us with #socialsquare and i am a big fan of camo fashion. i've never tried the camo pumps. would you guys do it? >> i don't know where you'd find them but they were fabulous. >> she pulled it off. amy, thank you. another check of the weather and, boy, we just see this more and more, ginger. >> exactly. i want to clear this up. george was like i want to get here before the nor'easter. that's not till the weekend. you have a clipper before then. this is the storm that will eventually become a nor'easter, amarillo, texas, it's happening today through early tomorrow. a month's worth of snow just today and tonight. so that's the snow end. the rainy side of it going to bring heavy rains from houston to new orleans to tallahassee in the coming days so there's the timing. through friday night into saturday and that's when we start to see the nor'easter form and drop some snow, jersey through connecticut is the big pictur
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i am your meet obligation, with the forecast, a lot of sunshine temperatures are into the low and mid-60's and a mild day. the seven-day forecast shows we have records possible on sunday and rain coming on tuesday. >> all that weather brought to you by revlon. right at the coast it looks like it's going to be a rain/snow mix. >> do you think george is angling for a day off? that nor'easter. it's coming saturday, george. >> ginger busted him like that. coming up, "gma investigates" the little known rewards from your credit cards that may be able to save you hundreds of dollars. we'll explain. and also coming up, the hilton health benefits in that cup of coffee you're probably enjoying right about now.
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guess what -- >> you've got an extended warranty. >> if you've used it and purchased a product that's covered, your credit card will extend it for perhaps another 90 days. every card is different but the bottom line you have that extra protection. >> reporter: our fourth tip, rental car insurance. most cards offer some type of coverage but you have to be careful and read the fine print. >> some programs will exclude rentals of particular types of cars or trucks in some cases. >> reporter: one last perk to check out, roadside assistance. you might already have it with your card. >> and people right now may have that protection and they're paying extra fees for roadside assistance. >> that's absolutely right. >> reporter: and have a flat tire, most people never think to call their credit card company. but they'll often send you help for free. those credit card terms, that could be pages and pages, but you can call the bank and get a one-pager. >> your bank wants your business
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and wants you to understand all the perks you get. >> reporter: they can save you hundreds but keep in mind each bank can have different terms and conditions so check your card to see what might be available to you. for "good morning america," gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> did you guys know about the one-pager? >> no, i didn't. >> good to know. >> gio, always bringing us the great tips. thanks, gio. coming up here, how to revive your new year's resolutions. 21 days in, what you can do to get back on track. >> it is award season. why is this doll getting so much attention this morning? we'll tell you when we come back. >> is it really a doll? it's royal caribbean's vow to wow sale, and there's no better time than now, to book your vacation. book today and get 50 percent off your second guest... ...and more money to spend on board. i vow to break the ice with my father-in-law. i vow to fly like supermom. i vow to make vacation history. it's our richest offer of the year. royal caribbean's vow to wow sale. book now and get 50 percent off your second guest. call 1-800-royalcaribbean today.
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we all know it's not unusual for a baby to steal a scene in a movie. we all see that happen. but don't work with them. but a fake baby? now, that turned into a real scene stealer. t.j.'s in the social square with that. >> robin, bradley cooper's performance is being called by some a performance for the ages. good enough to earn him on oscar nomination but not good enough to make a fake baby look real. there's plenty of buzz and controversy over "american sniper" but moviegoers are
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highlighting one glaring issue in particular. do you see it? the baby. it's a fake. it's a prop doll. for 1 minute and 13 seconds bradley cooper pats, cuddles and cradles and oh, so gently lays down that fake baby, now twitter erupting with #fakebaby. do we not trust bradley cooper with a real baby? and had cpr class the other morning, found the baby used in "american sniper." >> people are so used to things realistic. you don't expect to see a prop doll. >> reporter: this is the latest prop problem eagle-eyed fans have caught. remember this seen from "gladiator." i'm not a history expert. but i'm pretty sure the chariots weren't fueled by gas engines during the battle of carthage? >> i take that as a compliment. >> must have said it wrong. >> it's not just movies. "downton abbey" fans spotted a plastic water bottle.
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. first up a look at forecast for today. >> we're talking about a dense fog advisory in effect for the north bay and the inland east bay until 10:00 this morning where areas are seeing visibility less than a quarter mile. santa rosa less than a quarter. that's the reason why we do have that dense fog advisory in effect. it should burn off by the afternoon. we do see 40s and 30s on the board. later in the afternoon we're going to get into the mid 60s.
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he ♪ good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and attention coffee lovers. new research revealing hidden health benefits from your morning cup of joe. do good habits die in january? why so many call it quits at the gym and how you can fight not to waver on those workout resolutions. ♪ when you're ready come and get it ♪ why one woman is banning leggings from her wardrobe. >> i want to be as modest as i can. >> she says they're lustful. the heated debate right now. ♪ it started with a whisper ♪ and jennifer aniston is live dishing on her dramatic performance in "cake." ♪ oh my god ♪ all that and "american horror story's" sarah paulson here as we say -- >> good morning, america. ♪
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ah, this warrior canine outside all morning long. wednesday morning, halfway home. halfway during the weekend. george is on his way back to washington and, again, does not have to worry about the nor'easter. >> it's a little clipper. the big one is not till the weekend. >> he's going to get back here. >> george, be back here tomorrow. then the "gma" paw-lympics are back this morning. take a look at our canine contenders arriving here in times square. we got a green carpet rolled out for them. there's delilah and her rival jenna. the most epic puppy stunts ever and there's howard paw-sell. reviewing some of the competitors with his expert eye. >> back by popular demand. >> half closed. and he might be drooling, but he is assisting us with our inaugural paw-lympics and, then, robin, you said it best the other day, shake it off-icer. he's everybody's favorite police officer.
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he's with us this morning. hello, jeff davis. the famous lip-syncing "shake it off-icer" cruising down 44th street right now. look at him bringing it to new york city heating up times square. >> they say he is a cut-up on the force. wonderful to have him here, yes. >> but we're going to turn, first of all, right now to amy with the top developing stories. amy. >> that's right. good morning, everyone. we begin with breaking news affecting a key u.s. ally in the fight against al qaeda. word is just coming in rebel fighters have captured a military base in yemen's capital that houses ballistic missiles and are now reportedly holding yemen's president captive inside his house. those fighters have already seized control of the presidential palace and they are demanding a greater share of power in the government. the big concern now is that al qaeda could benefit from this violent power struggle. u.s. naval ships standing by in case the u.s. embassy needs to be evacuated. we have more details as we get them.
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and president obama is now asking congress to authorize the use of military force against isis militants in iraq and syria and he made that appeal during last night's state of the union and he also used the speech to strike a confident tone taking credit for the improving economy calling for tax hikes on the wealthy and vowing to fight any republican efforts to reverse policies on health care and immigration. a big step forward today for another of the president's initiatives. u.s. and cuban officials are meeting in havana today to begin talks on normalizing relations. it is the highest level u.s. delegation to visit cuba in more than three decades. and new details overnight in that cheating scandal surrounding the new england patriots. sources tell espn, 11 of the 12 footballs provided by the patriots during sunday's name were under-inflated by two pounds per square inch. that could have made the balls much easier to grip and catch but there is to word on how the balls became under-inflated.
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the nfl's investigation is expected to take another two to three days. there is no indication what, if any, penalties could be imposed. and imagine going out to run a few errands and coming home to find your house gone. well, that's what happened to a woman in middletown, new york. she was stunned to find her husband had bulldozed her house. with all of their belongings still inside. the couple was in the middle of a renovation. her husband told investigators the house was in such bad shape, it couldn't be repaired. but now he's charged with criminal mischief and has been fined $300. finally, you can call this guy the opposite of a smooth criminal. he's caught on camera selecting booze at this store in russia. he casually walks to the checkout counter. but watch what happens when he tries to make a run for it. oh, epic fall. yes, he hit the exit gate the wrong way and fell flat on his face. apparently the only thing injured was his pride because he was so embarrassed, he just didn't get up. he laid there. police found him, shocking.
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>> another one for the book, amy. >> another entry for you. amy, thank you. now to the hidden health benefits of coffee. a new study revealing it may reduce your risk of getting the most dangerous kind of skin cancer. abc's dr. jennifer ashton is here with what you need to know. you know a lot of people are picking up their coffee right now. >> i know. are you guys fans? >> yeah. >> i'm not a fan, but what are the main findings here? >> this was a big study out of yale and they looked at about a half a million people and followed them for ten years by questionnaire and found those who drank the most coffee had the lowest risk of skin cancer, the deadliest and they went down with every cup they drank a day. those who drank four or more cups a day like i do cut their risk by 20%. >> it's not all in the same hour, robin. don't worry. >> you looked scared.
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>> it's spread out. >> so should people start drinking more coffee? >> well, look, we have to remember caffeine is a drug and can be side effects and risks and can increase heart rate, cause dehydration, lead to insomnia but the benefits have been very well documented. also, it not only can lower the risk of skin cancer, basal cell but certain types of uterine cancer and can be protective to the brain so more in the net positive column. >> can they explain why? they know it's a positive. >> they can't and this is the thing. this study was done by an association. but that's the first step in medicine. after we see an association, we ask, is it real or not, and if it's real, which this one appears to be, is it causal? are there other factors that contribute to this? for now continue the sunscreen but enjoy your coffee. >> cheers, my friend. >> in your case, four cups. >> spread out, though. >> everybody can get in on the act. ask dr. jen your questions throughout the morning. all you need to do is tweet her at dr. j. ashton. "pop news" and weather all coming up, but, t.j., you're going to hit it. over to social square.
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>> i've been watching you make this move. >> do it, do it, do it. >> i'm always worried if i'll fall but i'll get here. here's a look. i got to do a little spin. what's happening, folks, "morning menu" coming up here, viral sensation, man, it is good to see you. >> nice to see you. >> here it is, the "shake it off-icer" himself. >> want to do it with me? ♪ i'm lightning on my feet ♪ ♪ and that's what they don't see ♪ >> the shake it off-icer, the viral sensation, a whole lot more from him. plus, why one mom is taking a stand against leggings. there's a backlash right now. and how to revive those resolutions, what you could do to get back to the good habits. all that plus day two of the paw-lympics coming up live right here in times square. ♪ it's like i got this music ♪ "gma's morning menu" brought to you by centrum silver multivitamins. for the most amazing parts of you. ♪ because the players are going to play play play play ♪
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the swiffer dusters. it's some sort of magic cloth that sucks in all the dog hair. it's quick and easy. pretty amazing that it picked it all up. i would totally take on another dog. [ kevin ] really? ♪ ♪ ♪ who let the dogs out ♪ ♪ who let the dogs out ♪ the second installment of the paw-lympics coming up shortly here. >> is that a fashion contest? >> this is the vip section. those are the -- >> ties required. >> yes, and we have a lot of very special guests upstairs coming up later. now to "pop news." let's do it. we begin with victoria's secret. really no secret at all. if you put incredible looking women in sexy bras and panties, oh, people will watch and the company also knows their audience, the intimate apparel brand is betting big on the
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super bowl paying those outrageous advertising fees to unveil their new valentine's day collection at the big game and it's a pretty good bet, guys, 2008 valentine's day spot at the time the most-watched commercial ever and you can see the ultimate fantasy football ad here first. victoria's secret is giving "gma" a teaser for the commercial. you just saw a little bit there and we're airing the full commercial this monday and what you saw was not what they're wearing in the real commercial. >> you don't say? >> t.j. just said i have to be here on monday. i just saw you put it in your calendar. >> i'll put the request in. >> taking the pads off. >> yes, yes. >> among other things. >> yes. and in "pop news" this morning, everybody, nobody wants a boss like jennifer aniston or kevin spacey played in the movies but, if you have the misfortune of getting one, a new study says standing up to him or her can actually help with your stress levels. researchers at ohio state university determined employees in the study felt less like victims when they retaliated against their boss by ignoring
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them, pretending they didn't know what the hostile bosses were talking about or giving a halfhearted effort and best part, a second study found when the subjects, quote, stuck it to the man, it actually did not hurt their careers. >> really? >> i might not be here monday. i'll try this. >> is that a red light special? that last one? >> red light district, robin. >> my bad. >> some days it feels like that. this is a very rare thing we like to do sometimes. it's a "pop news" pop-in with the police officer we introduced you to on monday. you've seen him rocking out to "shake it off" in his squad car. so many people have watched him. even taylor swift is counting herself a big fan. just bring it on, master corporal jeff davis from the dover police department, 20 million people have watched you jam. >> how are you? >> hello. >> how are you? >> thank you so much for being
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here. >> thanks for having me. i appreciate it a lot. >> 20 million views. >> that's what they say, yeah. that's what people say. >> oh. >> you're a natural, aren't you? >> i guess. >> they say that you -- this is just so in your wheelhouse. you like to make people laugh. >> i like to make people laugh and it's just fun. it's fun to do. no sense in walking around with a negative attitude all the time, right? >> a amen to that. >> are you a taylor swift fan? >> ever since she's been around. i'm a little older than that but i go further back than taylor swift for sure. >> we want to point out we're seeing the video right now. we talked about it on monday. everybody was safe here. you were doing this in an area -- >> we were in a parking lot it was during school hours, no kids were out and we were -- >> you were getting into it. >> we were perfectly safe for sure. >> do you guys -- what's the point? this was staged, but what are you trying to get across here? >> initially we were just doing -- we had 10,000 likes on our facebook page meaning dover
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is only 38,000 people so that was a big thing for us so we did the video just as kind of a thank you, and it blew up and i tell you, with all the negative attention with a profession that's been getting an extreme amount of negative attention, it's been great to not only go national but worldwide and it's affected a lot of people in a lot of ways that's heartwarming stories out there. >> humanizing -- >> some of the notes we've gotten from people from all over the world have been unbelievable. >> what do you say? can you warm our hearts again? >> let's do it. >> music. ♪ on so many dates ♪ >> there we go. >> there we go. >> come on do it for us. ♪ that's what people say that's what people say keep grooving ♪ ♪ can't stop won't stop moving it's like i got this music ♪ >> hey, we thank you so much. >> in our hearts saying -- >> yeah.
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♪ because the players are going to play play play and the haters going to hate hate hate ♪ >> what will be the next song? barry white? >> "shake it off." >> whatever, whatever. i'll do it. >> on the heels of what you said thank you for your service. >> thank you very much for having me. >> you're a great sport. >> thank you. >> thanks for popping in. >> thank you. >> we can't wait for the sequel, whatever that will be. come here to "good morning america." >> suggestions? suggestions? >> great. we should do that. we got to think of something. >> yeah, tweet us suggestions for the follow-up. >> he's bringing the heat. >> up up for anything. >> up next on "heat index," ginger has a check of the weather. >> oh, i know we have suggestions out here. this is our little guy, derek, that dog we've been talking about is a service dog for a veteran in maryland. i want to point him out. the sweetest little face. don't tell otis, so how is everybody doing?
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it's a little chilly, right? it's a little cold out here. that's why we're bundled up and huddling together. let's get warm and go to myrtle beach, we're there in the 40s already, going to the low to mid-60s so, yeah, it's going to happen, 80 in miami. southeast mild and tallahassee at 73. new orleans will go to 67. all ahead of that storm we've been talking about, but west of there, it's warming up too, los angeles goes for a high of 71. reno, 50. arizona, you're in the light snow, so is new mexico. remember that's not going to be light, especially in central and northeastern new mexico. i am the abc meteorologist with the forecast. a mild day, 62 for a fly san francisco and 64 in napa and 65 in oakland and palo alto and 63 in san lenadro. the seven-day forecast shows morning fog to sunshine, partly cloudy tomorrow warmer on friday, and record-breaking warmth is possible on sunday and
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our next chance of rain is on tuesday. >> ladies from london and from scotland, we're very international this morning. all right. let's get back inside, robin. >> okay, we're just taking pictures here. sit down, sit down. we're just -- they were so kind to be here. >> officer davis, thank you. officer davis? >> thanks for having me. >> any time. all right, now the "gma heat index." there he goes and a woman who is causing a heated debate about wearing leggings in public. she's vowing not to wear them anymore because she says they entice men. abc's aditi roy has that story for us. >> reporter: rihanna has done it, so has olivia wilde. whether a fashion statement or just pure comfort, some women wear leggings as pants but now one woman in oregon is taking a stand against the hip-hugging garments claiming leggings inspire lust.
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>> women today wearing leggings often can cause men to think of them sexually or lust after them. >> reporter: veronica partridge says she's vowed to stop wearing leggings in public after asking her husband's opinion. he told her it is hard not to look at women wearing leggings. >> i just really wanted to be honest and say, yeah, actually i know men talk about it all the time. i know how men think. it's not the women's responsibility but i appreciate the idea of a woman saying, i'm actually going to try to cover myself up in a way that might help you not think of me sexually. >> reporter: blogging about her decision, she writes, "if it is difficult for my husband to keep his eyes focused ahead, then how much more difficult could it be for a man that may not have the same self-control?" she's not the only one. a "huffington post" article on the issue asked what men think. the responses, "i personally think it's hot." another saying, "i won't take you seriously as a person." >> it's called the athleisure trend.
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you have it being acceptable for the first time in history for women to wear leggings whenever they want. >> reporter: veronica's blog post went viral getting more than 30,000 facebook shares and sparking comments like "not wearing leggings is not a magic bullet that will stop men from looking." >> i cannot control how a man thinks of me, but i don't want to encourage or entice those thoughts. >> reporter: despite the firestorm on social media, veronica says she's not trying to start a movement just sharing her story on how the skin tight pants are too snug for her comfort. for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, san francisco. >> she said it well there at the end. she says, this is what she wants to do. she feels this is best for her. >> i took that away, as well. it may not be right for her but a lot of women think they're comfortable and getting the kids up hoping to get to the gym -- >> i'm a big fan of leggings. i'm just going to say it.
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>> t.j., weigh in, please. >> i should probably go. what are you supposed to do? we can't control ourselves. >> that's for me, not for anyone else. >> we have a little control more than we are given credit for. >> i agree. >> well said, t.j. hey, next up in the "heat index," how to keep those new year's resolutions from dying a quick and painful death. a new story in "the wall street journal" revealing that the third week in january, right now, is when people's commitments to hit the gym start to waver a little bit, so how do you make them stick? nick watt has some ideas. ♪ >> reporter: many of us begin the year like this, steely-eyed, new year's resolutions driving us all but by the third week of january, many of us look like this. facebook check-ins at the gym surged 50% in early january but
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the decline, well, starts this week. let's face it, it's quite boring. >> it is. >> reporter: okay, harley pasternak, trainer to the stars, how can we make this work? >> you want to pick an action. pick one action. don't pick a result or don't say my resolution is to lose five or ten pounds. say my new year's resolution is to walk an extra thousand steps a day. >> reporter: emma lynn did just that, january 1st, 2013, stuck to it, and how many dress sizes have you dropped? >> seven. >> reporter: seven. >> i lost a total of 160 pounds. >> reporter: i'm impressed. i'll do ten curls a day, maybe through next tuesday. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> come on, nick. hang in there. you're looking good. >> keep on pumping. now to "the morning stir" and the mom feeling the heat for sending a bill to the family of a 5-year-old who missed her son's party. that story sparking a heated debate among parents and raising
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questions about the dos and don'ts of throwing a party. it's the bitter birthday backlash inciting an international debate. dad derek nash finding a bill in his son's school bag last week after his 5-year-old alex missed a friend's birthday party at a ski resort. instead spending time with his grandparents. >> it was proper english, full of official details on it, even the bank details. >> reporter: the invoice not from the resort but from his son's friend's mother requesting to be reimbursed around 25 bucks for alex's no-show. the topic going viral. one person writing, "i think she needs to sit in the time-out chair." others siding with the mom saying, "it's extremely rude not to show up." >> the money wasn't the issue. it's just the way she went about trying to get the money from us. >> reporter: nash says he didn't have the mother's contact information at the time. the friend's mother telling the bbc, all details were on the party invite, they had every detail needed to contact me.
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>> no one likes to be stood up. it's just -- she could have gotten the same point across in a way that didn't become an all-out war. >> reporter: some are calling the birthday blunder a party etiquette faux pas. >> i've had parents returning gifts and asking for different ones, kids showing up at birthday parties they weren't invited to. i think this is probably one of the most extreme examples i have heard of. >> reporter: mother of two, denise albers says she knows how stressful party planning is. >> i'm in the middle of planning my son's birthday and i really do empathize with what this family went through. because we pay by the person, but on the other hand, it sort of goes with the territory of planning a birthday party. >> reporter: but birthday parties are just the tip of the iceberg, parents dropping off two kids instead of one for sleepovers and letting sick kids play with healthy ones and using single parents as the baby-sitter. >> you always have to think about how it's going to affect your kids, always. kids are number one.
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>> can't we just all get along? celebrate birthdays and weddings and sometimes there are no-shows and it just comes with the territory. >> i think it's nice to rsvp. i think that's just common courtesy. do it if you can. stuff does happen. let's not bill. i promise never to bill you. >> no invoices. invoice-free zone. coming up next, we have jennifer aniston live. ♪ zone. coming up next, we have jennifer aniston live. ♪ tt2wlr=[bk@%o f# e58 tt2wlr=[bk@%!!&n 55p tt2wlr=[bk@%4!f# c#$ tt2wlr=[bk@%x#á& 0
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0#6@ . drivers still face delays because of a ruptured natural gas main in san jose. pg and e says a construction crew punctured the line outside a strip mall. the east bay lanes are expected to reopen around noon. the rest of your morning commute? >> we're taking a shot from earlier at the intersection of tasman drive and great american park way is still shut down after a fatal and major injury accident there. let's go to our maps. we're just getting word in the piedmont neighborhood we have a
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parts of the east bay we do have good visibility th ♪ who let the dogs out ♪ ♪ who who who ♪ the heat is on. there is a gopro shot from one of the dogs going through the obstacles at our paw-lympics. that would be the paw-lympics perspective you're looking at. puppies upstairs everywhere warming up for this our second installment of the games. quite serious up there. pickles went down hard yesterday. >> oh, yeah. >> today agility. howard paw-sell weighing in on the broadcast booth for woof-tv. that would be, of course, woof-tv. getting ready for that competition. can't wait to get up there and also excited because coming up, "american horror story's" sarah paulson is here live the season finale of that show is tonight. cannot wait to talk to her.
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but before we get to all of that look who robin is hanging out with. >> i am hanging out with. we're getting caught up on everything. we are live, jennifer aniston. >> we're live. >> she wants to go upstairs. she likes the little doggies. the paw-lympics. >> i need a little puppy love. >> are you feeling the love because you in this new role in "cake," it's not even out yet and all the nominations and all the recognition that you're getting. she plays clair, a woman suffering from chronic pain and in this scene she's not happy to learn a guest is coming over for lunch. >> i make tamales. you like tamales, no? >> that's not the point. oh. oh. well, what did he say? >> he say yes.
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>> good. >> yeah, give it up for one of our favorite guests here on "good morning america." [ cheers and applause ] woo. you wanted this role. you wanted to play clair, didn't you? >> yeah, i really did. i really did. i fell in love with her when i read the script, and i just -- you know, it was one of those -- it's kind of that dream role for any actor because there's just so much to explore and what like a beautiful human experience to sort of journey with, you know, and to come out at the end with hope, you know, after starting something that's -- you know, it was a tough one. >> you can check a lot of boxes with that one. >> yeah. >> you know as an actress, as an actor. you talk about that and the fact that you were drawn to her but you couldn't necessarily relate to her situation.
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>> no, i don't think many people could. >> it was difficult, yeah. >> i mean it's a pretty -- i find, you know, of course, the human being so extraordinary, resilient when you see what some people walk through and then continue to live and life after having something so tragic happen to them and, yeah, it was -- it was something that i related to her humor. i understood that there was, you know, because i for one and i think a lot of us who have kind of gone through difficult times to varying degrees of difficulty find humor as a way to sort of get through it and i also loved that because it felt like i was -- you were getting a window into sort of this former little shadow of who she once was, you know. >> you had the layers as the movie went on. as i told you because i was watching it first and i was
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like oh, no, am i going to be able to get through it and i'm so glad i stayed with it and the hope and that many people are reaching out to you who suffer from chronic pain because they're saying, thank you, because people don't think it's real. >> no, they don't think it's real. they feel as though, oh, come on, you can fix that or go get help. or stop whining, you know, stop complaining and it's -- it's very -- there's a lot -- it's been -- it's incredible because the amount of people saying no one has ever told a story about chronic pain and, you know, whether your pain came from a tragedy or just some -- i've had people with shrapnel they're living with and in agony every day they wake up. so many wonderful people just saying, i have now so much more compassion and understanding for my mother, for my -- whoever it is in their life that they, you know, were -- had, you know, exposed to who have chronic pain. it's not something you can get diagnosed because you just are trusting the sufferer.
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>> yeah. and your character really illustrates that very well and it's -- it's very dramatic in how you go about it, but i'm sure people who are going through this really appreciate it. isn't it nice that people are talking to you about things like this? because usually when you come here, how's your hair and it has to be so refreshing to have this role and to be able to talk about these types of things. >> i know, it's a wonderful -- it brings up a great discussion and that's what we want to do when we make our movies. i'm not saying -- comedies we love because, god knows we need to love and escape and disappear and just sort of have a little fluff here and there but this is also important to me, so i'm so grateful to our director daniel barnes for, you know, taking a shot. >> yeah. >> saying, yeah. saying, yes. >> yes to you and i got to tell you, full disclosure, i popped it in have it on dvd,
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watching it and it ends and i turn it off and "friends" pops up on my tv. i know, but, no, not just that but it just shows the range that you have and how much of a joy it must be for you to not be labeled -- yes, we loved you as rachel but you want to do so much more and you do that with this role. >> i'm so happy you say that and i think it's -- i was saying also i feel like i went back to class doing this and all of those wonderful acting -- the exploration of a character and all that stuff, it's been so long since i've -- i mean, or ever since i've had something like this to dive into, so i'm -- i'm thrilled. also exciting to keep challenging myself. >> feel the love. >> feel the love. >> thank you. >> and people are going to see it. "cake" opens nationwide on friday. maybe we'll get her to go upstairs and see the little puppies. >> i think you can twist my arm often that.
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>> final check of the weather. totally worth it. my new friend from diego. you just moved from where? >> florida. >> he's a little chilly. cool in washington, d.c. too where they're in a winter weather advisory until this afternoon and evening when the bulk of the snow comes through there. look for slick spots. could start as freezing rain in places rain changing over snow and slides on up overnight into new york city, again, this is light, it's 1 to 3 inches overall but enough to make the roads a mess. we thought we'd also share some really beautiful scenes from vancouver up there, the fog and haze and, wow, that sunset looking so pretty. i am your meet obligation, with the forecast, a lot of sunshine temperatures are into the low and mid-60's and a mild day. the seven-day forecast shows we have records possible on sunday and rain coming on tuesday. >> all that weather brought to
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you by swiffer. now, abc and our parent company disney officially launched their magic of storytelling campaign with a program called "first book." the goal, put up to 1 million brand-new books into the hands of children in need. the campaign focuses on the power of great stories and runs through the end of march. take a look. >> once upon a time there were children who didn't know the magic of books and hadn't discovered stories that would teach them incredible things. now you can give stories that change lives. go to firstbook.org/beinspired to help give all children a chance to live happily ever after. >> and get this, we have something new here. you can take a shelfie. here's what you do, you take your favorite book and include it in your selfie. take a little picture here. just use the #magicofstorytelling. one of my favorites i've got right there, "the great gatsby." parents, if you have child that's struggling to read, there's a new tool. it's call understood. help or learn more, please visit our website,
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goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! >> thanks, ginger. >> you might recognize our next guest. al madrigal, senior latino correspondent on "the daily show." al's got a great new special called "half like me" where he gets in touch with his mexican roots and we welcome you to "good morning america." >> i'm sorry. big letdown after jennifer aniston. >> no way. >> you're saying -- honestly 30 people just left this studio. just so many people fled. >> i thought that was because you needed a more intimate setting. >> there were so many people standing outside looking in the windows. everyone is gone. >> let me tell you something if that is true and it's not then they would be missing out. >> they are totally missing out. >> you are a funny guy and the subject matter is very personal to you. tell us about it. >> originally i was going to do this special similar to my "daily show" character, which is this idiot going out latinos, who are they, why are they here, when will they leave. we answer those questions and more and it's going to be absurd
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and then we started getting into it and i really -- as a half mexican, no one has really told this story of how awkward it feels, and i went through ultimately to arrive at a family reunion in tijuana and i was saying tijuana and these guys had to correct me. i wasn't even saying my own name right. you know how hard it is to come to grips with -- how do we pronounce your name, madrigal, madry madrygal, beats me. >> you never labeled yourself or called yourself -- you've never called yourself any kind of -- i was happily doing stand-up comedy in san francisco. you go to l.a. for the very first time and they put everybody on their own show so they have all the african-american comics doing these black shows, crack them up thursdays, mo better mondays and then first thing i go to l.a. and i end up on a show called "refried fridays." and i'm there going, i see my
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friend becky, that's your first sign, no self-respecting mexican comedian has a friend named becky, so i go to the show, and i go, becky, i'm a mexican comedian and this guy taps me on the shoulder right at that moment and he goes, hola, i'm matteo from hbo and he says, do you mind if i interview you in spanish? i go, can you try, bro. it's not going to work out for you. >> and that, america, is a sampling of what you can expect from al's special. it is called "half like me." it airs tomorrow night, 10 p.m. eastern on fusion. we thank you so much. >> thanks for having me. >> always great to hear your opinion, share your story. >> jennifer aniston was just in this chair. >> just in that chair. >> coming up, stay with us al because the competition heating up in the locker room. it's time to get your game face on, ladies.
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oh yeah i'm back. this week's party on "the view" is just getting started so what will happen next? oh my don't nis "the view" this week on abc. ♪ big day, big day. day two of the "gma" paw-lympics. very skilled athletes showing off their talent, their strength, their determination, but only one dog can be leader of the pack. on tuesday, the competition fierce and in just a moment two more contenders go head to head. let's take a look. it was a trick competition for the ages. >> bella not missing a trick.
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>> on day one of "gma's" inaugural paw-lympics. >> special delivery from pickles. >> bella and pickles. wowing us with their dynamic stunt games. >> grace under pressure. >> but in the end bella and her stunning technique edged out pickles who played the cute card. >> the winner is bella! [ cheers and applause ] and bella took home the golden bone. so this morning, on day two of the competition, the stakes are even higher as delilah, a master jumper, takes on nimble powerhouse jenna in the agility event. "gma's" paw-lympics continues live from times square right now. [ cheers and applause ] are you ready? an incredibly excited crowd here. the competition about to heat up for the agility test. here's howard pawsell.
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do we have a shot of him, howard ready to do color commentary for woof tv and we have an distinguished panel of judges. now it's time to meet the competitors. entering paw-lympic stadium, delilah and her trainer lori. she is small but she packs a major punch. she is crazy about roast beef and jumping. i didn't make that up. now appearing in paw-lympic stadium, jenna, the shetland sheepdog. that does not look like a shetland sheepdog. is that a shetland -- >> yes, it is. >> really? it looks like lassie. here's what we need to know about jenna. jenna, master agility champ represented team usa in international competitions, hold your ears to the other competitor. don't be nervous. she loves salmon and long walks in the woods. now we bring in gina dinardo. this is our expert today from
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the american chem club. what can we expect today from the agility competition? >> well, it's the fastest growing stock sport in the country so we have a cool obstacle course of jumps, seesaws, tunnels, everything in a typical master agility contest. >> all right, and master is the operative word. so who will take home the golan bone? we find out right now. delilah, are you ready? >> we're ready. >> go. [ cheers ] >> delilah. >> awesome performance. she was super speed. super speedy. >> she was speedy. she is small but she packs a punch. jenna, i heard you clapping for delilah, but it is now time for you. ready, go. >> wait. >> ready? >> in the tire now going through
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the poles really, really fast, there's a tunnel. seesaw. >> that's awesome, a couple of jumps and a fast finish. >> wow. wow. if we had instant replay we would use it. it was very, very close. a-paws-o-meter. let's get to it. who thinks delilah is the champion of today's competition? let's hear it. [ cheers and applause ] okay. and for jenna, the a-paws-o-meter, go ahead. [ cheers and applause ] >> what did you have to say? >> want to play? >> and the winner of today's golden bone goes to -- better sit down for this -- jenna! [ cheers and applause ] oh, jenna. >> there you go, jen. >> that incredible performance by both of you,
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incredible performances and we will have more coming up from the paw-lympics but first coming up on "gma," "american horror story's" sarah paulson with us. don't go anywhere, jenna. congratulations. ♪
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♪ it's a big might for fans of "american horror story: freak show." the season four finale of the hit airs tonight. it follows a troupe of carnival performers and emmy nominated actress sarah paulson stars as conjoined twins and dot tatler and neil patrick harris. take a look. >> think i do a little magic. >> ah. >> thought i'd be good for the stage but then they told me to disappear. oh. >> oh. >> i think he's wonderful. >> he's very handsome. >> he could be the one. >> so who's interested? >> and we're delighted to welcome sarah paulson.
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i have to ask, what was that like when you were first presented with the fact that you'd be a conjoined twin, literally you would have two heads. >> it was terrifying as you might imagine. i didn't know how in the world we were going to do it. and it's a really scary thing to act by yourself. i like to look at another actor's face and eyes to help me figure out what i'm doing and i didn't have anyone to look at. i couldn't even see myself. my head was bent in such a way they could never make eye contact. it was just awful. >> then how did your fellow actors react to the two heads and how did they play off it? >> yes, it was hard. they had to use their imagination, as well and also jessica lange had a hard time keeping track of whoever she was supposed to be speaking to so i was slyly pointing when she would look in the wrong direction, no. >> other head. other head. >> i love that your one request was could they have a southern accent. >> i wanted something i would feel grounded by and tethered to something that i could recognize
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because all my family is from that part of the world. >> i mean, what an incredible cast. we saw neil patrick harris, obviously jessica lange. kathy bates. >> they're no good. >> what was it like behind the scenes? >> yeah. i think they're overrated. what's the big deal. a couple of academy award winners. who cares. >> with such dark subject matter. there's a lot of levity on the set from what i hear. >> we laugh in ways you can't even imagine. it's an extraordinary thing. a lot of dark stuff going on but we have plenty to laugh about. >> we're all tuning in for the dark stuff. we can't wait for tonight. it's going to be action packed. >> action packed and a lot of things are going to be wrapped up and some in some not so pretty ways. >> all right. i like that. thank you, sarah. >> thank you. >> the season finale of "american horror story: freak show nature valley crunchy granola bars give you energy from 1/3 of your daily whole grains. so 1/3 of this commercial is dedicated to what you could do with all that energy. energy to help your dog have his day. wherever morning takes you take along nature valley soft-baked oatmeal squares. oatmeal. cinnamon.
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. check in with the look outside. >> we do have a dense fog advisory in effect for the north bay and east bay valley until 10:00 this morning. visibility is kind of a haves and have notes situation. we have less than a quarter of a mile for napa petaluma concord. take a look at the 7-day forecast. highs today with sunshine, going into the 60s this weekend. expect 70s on the board. >> busy today as we take a look right now. this is a google bus that got accident with other vehicles. you can see we do have some back ups. slow going as you head
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