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a live look at new york's time square where all that snow will be turning to ice from now through sunday. a live look at new york's time square where all that snow will be turning to ice from now through sunday. a record-breaking deep freeze is set to take hold today, lasting through sunday, not just in new york but all along the northeast. >> we are bundled up. >> yeah. so facebook's mark zuckerberg vowed to spend 2018 protecting his users. from abuse, hate and foreign interference. >> in a new post, zuckerberg promised to focus on those issues because he said the world is, quote, anxious and divided. he also admitted facebook makes too many policy enforcement errors. last year the site found it took $100,000 in ads linked to russian internet trolls during the 2016 election. he hopes a group of experts can help solve the problems. serena williams is sitting out the upcoming australian open.
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williams gave birth to her daughter in september. she played a tournament last weekend in abu dhabi to test her conditioning. williams says she's super close to being back in top form but still needs a little bit more time. she won last year's australian open while she was already pregnant. >> eight weeks pregnant. and "jeopardy" host alex trebek is giving fans an update on his health. he posted a video online, revealing that he had had surgery three weeks ago to remove blood clots from his brain. he says it was a complication from hitting his ned a fall last october. he says his prognosis is excellent and expects to resume taping "jeopardy" episodes by the middle of the month. and when we come back, the big news and new look from justin timberlake. and paying tribute to "in living color." "the skinny" is next. ews and new look from justin timberlake. when your v-neck looks more like a u-neck.., that's when you know, it's half-washed,
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justin timberlake moments ago releasing his new single at midnight. >> yeah, and on j.t.'s new video, the new song is called "filthy." it features j.t. appearing to channel steve jobs with the turtleneck, throwing up his arms on the stage to an applauding crowd. >> it's "filthy", the first single out from his new album, "man of the woods.",", the firs single out from his new album, "man of the woods the first single out from his new album, "man of the woods." it is due to release just days before he makes his appearance on the super bowl. do we like the sound? word that j.t. had gone country, he certainly has not with that song. >> also steve jobs the movie, wasn't that what you were hating on a few minutes ago? i'm not getting the whole glass and turtleneck. >> it will have to grow on me. next, to another musician throwing it back to the '90s. >> bruno mars teaming up with
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cardi b. >> she makes money moves. >> she don't dance no more. she make money now. >> and with a "in living color" theme. >> check it out. it looks like the old show. >> it has bruno mars, recreating the opening credits. does everyone remember the opening credits of "in living color"? >> mars pointed out that the video is in fact an homage to the popular tv show, which he calls one of his favorite tv shows of all time. >> do you know, i saw people on social media going nuts that this is kind of new jack swing. remember that sound from 1992ish? >> we'll welcome it back. >> we'll take it. >> meantime, jennifer lopez instagramed this reaction. in living color, once a fly girl, always a fly girl. do you remember this? >> 26 years ago? no, i was barely born. what are you talking about? i actually think i remember that exact dance number, because i was fortunate enough to go to a number of tapings of "in living
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color," when i was still in my mother's belly. >> well, of course, of course, of course. i have to say j. lo was not my favorite fly girl. dier drop. >> i had a mad crush. >> great fly girls. >> there were some good fly girls there. next, big news for fans of justin bieber. >> yeah, they will soon get a chance to see for themselves up close some of bieber's most personal mementos from his years as an aspiring singer, his long, long years. in other words, stuff from a whole ten years ago. >> they will go on display in bieber's hometown of stratford, ontario. it was put together with the help of bieber's grandparents, diane and bruce dale. >> so the dales gave the museum access to a treasure trove of items from the 23 year old's childhood. >> not even as old as this show. >> that's right. i forgot drake was in that video.
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>> bieber's one grammy award, his microphones, a hockey bag and a stash of personal letters, including one from michelle obama. >> some of that stuff is cool. >> this is my favorite karaoke song. >> is it? >> embarrassingly. >> sorry. it would be, of his, my favorite. >> i'll have to listen to them. and despite the current deep freeze gripping the nation, we're hearing that winter won't we coming to wusterous for some time. >> sorry, ""game of thrones" fans. >> they have revealed that it won't come back until 2019. >> they haven't revealed an exact date for the show's return in 2019, but the final season will consist of only six episodes. >> you wait a year, you only get the six. >> that's a long time. >> sorry. all right, so coming up, "world news now" is throwing it back to 26 years ago.
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♪ ♪ baby you send me ♪ baby you send me ♪ baby you send me >> i forgot how great pm dawn was. >> arrested development. >> yeah, where are you? it's hard to believe it's been 26 years since it was hitting the charts. >> also 26 years ago tomorrow television bliss on this set as "world news now" kicked off its inaugural edition. >> i don't though how you feel about this, but to me, among the things most tasteless in this business are the self-congratulatory, self-serving anniversary programs. >> i hate that. >> hi, everybody, we're in new york. >> just a couple days before christmas. we had a little snow in new york. >> would you let me introduce myself? this is the part of the program
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where i introduce myself. >> that's right. this is his big moment. >> go ahead. >> i'm anderson cooper. now go ahead. what were you saying? >> does juju have offensive body odor and can't keep a co-host for more than four weeks. >> this is my last day. >> very cute. >> that didn't sound right. >> oh! >> we never, ever do a farewell show nice and easy. we only do a farewell show nice and rough. >> you gotta go? i'm going to time you. >> can you actually take a moment of silence as i go tinky, okay? >> wait for it, wait for it. [ toilet flushing ] pay off. >> i'm young, a healthy young
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47-year-old man. >> i don't know what that sound was. what does that mean? >> frank is in the house again. >> "world news now" pet correspondent frank the bun. we can't sleep, which is the motto here on "world news now." i almost said "tonight." >> sleep deprivation. you forgot the name of our own show. >> you can't have fun and not get slimed. >> are you kidding me? >> woo-hoo! >> merry christmas, everybody. >> i love that that's what's going to go on our resume tapes. >> you guys are good sports. >> getting slimed. so a little look back on our almost 26 years. jack has been there for a good part of it. >> a while. >> congrats, jack. >> thank you all for being here for most of those 26 years, if not all of it. >> happy birthday, guys. >> happy birthday almost. this is abc news "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good friday morning, i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm lynda lopez in for diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." the massive blizzard that pummeled the east coast swamped roadways in boston. a nasty deep freeze is on tap today through sunday. details ahead. north and south korea have set a date for their first formal talks in more than two years. their representatives will meet on tuesday to discuss how to improve relations and how to cooperate on next month's winter olympics. it will be a protest in basic black at the golden globes ceremony. it's the time's up movement, show of solidarity against sexual harassment and assaults in hollywood. both male and female stars taking part. and the megamillions jackpot is up to at least $445 million. if you don't win that one, try again tomorrow night when the
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powerball jackpot will be more than $500 million. these are some of our top stories on this friday, january 5th. from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning. we have made it after what was a frigid week throughout much of the country. >> and more to come. >> exactly. let's start first with the storm that roared over the east coast, leaving a mess in its wake. >> the radar shows the snow has moved out, the problem is the deep freeze that's settling in now. a very long weekend of frigid conditions. >> boston was one of the hardest hit by the storm. a historic high tide kept emergency crews busy for much of the last 24 hours. our reporter from our boston station out there the has the latest. >> reporter: here in scituate,
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town officials just finished doing a damage assessment here. the flooding is worse than they expected. the water just slammed in, the wind tossing chunks of sea ice onto roofs. so powerful i got knocked around earlier. we had to move to a safer location. two sea walls did either break or get cracked. but that water would have flooded in regardless, because the tides and waves were too high. and now there's an urgent effort to get the waves off the road. the national guard evacuated 40 people in the most flooded areas. they thought they could ride this out. they underestimated the storm. the worst of it might be moving out. the trees and power lines here are already weighted down by the snow and, as the temperatures continue to drop, that turns to ice and more power outages are expected. in scituate, news 5. and things came to a stand still due to the hurricane-force
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winds. >> abc's elizabeth hur has about on the front lines and joins us now from long island, new york. >> reporter: good morning to you. here in riverhead, new york, it has been snowing all day. as you can see i am standing in ankle-deep snow. don't let this fool you. this is proof of how windy it has been out here. just behind me, that flag has been whipping wildly all day. and the strong wind has been blowing snow in every direction all day. according to forecasters, where we are, we could have gotten as much as 18 inches of snow, and if that's not enough, in new york city, brooklyn, bronx, and queens reported getting somewhere between 11 and 13 inches of snow. so all of the snow, combine that with the bone-chilling temperatures and once again the wind, it has been a nightmare for stay in one trying to get anywhere all day. in fact airports shut down for
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most of the day. we are learning that laguardia resumed flights but jfk won't be back in business until later this morning. and the travel headaches far from over because hundreds more flights have already been canceled for today. kendis and lynda. >> thanks. today's forecast won't help matters. accuweather meteorologist justin povick joins us with the details. >> good morning to you. our major blizzard lifting off. we've had reports of a foot to a foot and a half of snow. the snow is making its move out. still lingering, blowing snow throughout northern maine, there could still be major slippery spots. we talked about the cold tor today, the combination of below normal temperatures and biting winds will make it feel well below zero. 20 to 30 degrees below zero along with reduced visibilities.
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we're going to be talking about blowing and drifting snow as well. lynda, kendis? >> all right, it's going to be a long weekend indeed. president trump is stepping up his attacks on former chief strategist steve bannon as a bombshell book hits the shelves today. the president turned to twitter to blast the book as full of lies. he attacked the author's credibility and mocked steve bannon as "sloppy steve." in the tell-all book, he insults ivanka trump's intelligence and calls jared kushner's action >> i'm not going to waste my time or the country's time going through a book page by page that's full of fantasy and gossip. it's sad, pathetic. >> the president has sent a cease and desist letter to bannon, the author, michael wolff and the publisher and threatened to sue, but the book will be released sooner than expected. a proposal would open new
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areas of california along the east coast to drilling. there's been no oil and gas exploration in those areas for decades. the administration claims the plan would provide jobs and billions for conservation efforts. critics say it gives coastal waters over to big oil companies. well, the attorney general being a bit of a buzz kill for millions of americans, he has created some chaos across the marijuana industry, because the attorney general has ended a policy. >> reporter: the euphoria in those lines as california became the latest state to allow the sale of recreational marijuana tempered with confusion and defiance. attorney general jeff sessions rescinding an obama-era memo. that laid out priorities for federal marijuana enforcement, writing in a memo, the move reflects congress's
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determination that marijuana is a dangerous drug and that marijuana activity is a serious crime. the reaction was swift and severe in the eight states where recreational marijuana has been legalized. republican senator cory gardner on the senate floor. >> i will be putting a hold on every single nomination from the department of justice. >> reporter: in washington state. >> we will not be bullied by the trump administration or the department of justice. >> reporter: top prosecutors in washington tell abc news they can't promise more prosecutions following this memo, and the u.s. attorney in colorado effectively saying nothing is going to change. >> so marijuana stocks saw recent gains go up in smoke after the attorney general's announcement. one canadian company saw its shares plummet 10% thursday. however, california growers promise it will be business as usual. recreational marijuana came legal on monday in california. the stock market cracked another milestone.
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the dow jones cracked the 25,000 mark for the first time five weeks after shattering the 24,000 barrier. sears is shrinking again. it's closing about 10% of its stores. liquidation sales begin next friday. sears has closed nearly 70% of its locations since 2006. and it's that time of year again, time for the nfl playoffs. >> they start tomorrow afternoon when the chiefs host the titans, and then it's the falcons flying into l.a. to take on the rams that are pretty hot. on sunday, the bills play their first playoff game since 1999. thanks to cincinnati for that, when they face the jacksonville jaguars followed by the panthers versus the saints. the saints won previous meetings. the steelers are in it, right?
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>> the steelers are in it? guys? >> i guess they are. >> a week off this week. >> oh, they're that good. they're that good. >> they are that good. >> but i should mention the patriots, despite the snowstorm, the pats were out there at practice yesterday. there's no day off for bill belichick and the boys. >> speaking of cold, there was -- >> they were fighting each other. >> they were. >> espn.com says it. >> it's got to be true. >> there are cool videos, and then there are down right cold videos. >> these are icy images from lake michigan. a drone took a video from the lake in minus 20 degree weather. >> check out those lighthouses. >> drones can fly even in those temperatures. >> yeah. the lighthouses don't do so well. >> yeah. coming up, a tale of two corys, the movie by cory feldman documenting his friendship with
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hey, man. read this. >> told you, i don't like horror comics. >> think of it more as a survival manual. there's a number on the back. and pray you never need to call us. >> that's cory feldman and corey haim. from the 1987 classic "lost boys." >> they were friends in real life, and feldman is sharing in a new pic. here's abc's amy robach. >> reporter: they were the teen heartthrobs of the late '80s. and they starred in films like "the lost boys." >> what happens if my mom is dating the head vampire. >> reporter: and license to
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drive. >> it is a license to be free. >> reporter: now in his new lifetime movie "a tale of two corys", he documents how their lives spun wildly out of control after years of partying, drugs and alleged abuse by hollywood insiders. you said this film is the g-rated version of an x-rated story. >> that's very true. >> reporter: how watered down is this version? >> it is very watered down. what you see as cory taken into a trailer with a guy in a suit, that's not really how it happened. that's how the lawyers made me say it happened. however. i can put it if a film as part of a story line. so the truth will be revealed if people donate to my campaign. >> reporter: he calls it his truth campaign, an effort to raise $1 million through crowdsourcing to film the real film he wants to produce, one that would include allegations of past sexual abuse by several hollywood men. he has already named two men he claims molested him when he was
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a teen but knew of abuse by other men as well. he claims some of that money he raises will go toward film production and charity. >> reporter: so many women have come forward. >> those women, half of them got paid off. i didn't get paid off. i was a kid. >> reporter: not all of them got paid off. >> i said half of them. >> reporter: if your goal is to protect other children, we in totally new waters. when you say something, you're believed in a way you weren't before. >> so when the lawyers come after me, and they start arresting me, are you going to be there to defend me? the bottom line is i'm not an accuser. i'm a victim, and i'm a survivor. i've done what i've done to try
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to help other people, that's true. but at the end of the day, i'm a producer of a movie. >> reporter: he's not been offered any free legal protection if he were to reveal more names. but he says his aim is to honor corey haim. what do you think he would say about what you're trying to do and trying to accomplish. >> he's the one who asked me to do did. i'm doing this for him. we were just two normal kids who just wanted to experience life together. mature together. i never tried a drug until my molester gave it to me. henceforth, if i hadn't been put with a molester, i would never have done drugs, i would never have been arrested. i never would have had these terrible things happen in my life, and we be having a very different conversation today. >> and our thanks to amy robach. >> serious topics there. but i also want to bring up something as well. where did he get that suit? that was interesting.
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>> it's a fashion statement. i think. >> i think you're supposed to coordinate. but there was nothing coordinated there. it was beautiful. >> it was a statement. coming up, the latest installment in the "insidious" series. >> it's been three years in the making, but will it have been worth the wait? "insomniac theater" is next. h the wait? "insomniac theater" is next. ne. ...a sick day. dads don't take sick days... dads take dayquil severe. the non-drowsy, coughing, aching, fever, sore throat... ...stuffy head, no sick days medicine.
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♪ it is friday. time for "insomniac theater." >> that's right. and this morning we start with aaron sorkin as his first time as a director. he's the creator of "the west wing." and jessica chastain stars in "molly's room", she ran a high stakes poker game before being arrested by the fbi and her lawyer played by idris elba. >> where are your friends? where is the one guy saying hey, you know i know you're doing everything to save my life. what can i do for you? where are they, molly? you kept their secrets. where are the people you are protecting, by not taking $5
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million of your own money. where did everybody go? >> it's not their names, i'm protecting charlie. it's mine. >> we don't have the luxury of protecting charlie. it's mine. >> we don't have the luxury of integrity. >> idris elba, again. also starring kevin costner and "molly's game" certified fresh. i don't think the critics are mixed, 81%? one says sorkin's directorial debut never makes it. but jeffrey anderson calls it energetic and entertaining. >> but "last jedi" was 81% fresh and many people hated it. >> that's true. and "insidious" is a sequel to the prequel released and they dive deeper into the further. she investigates supernatural disturbances in one family's
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home that turns out to be her childhood home. >> who is it? >> there's one right in front of you. >> i don't see what you're seeing. >> be careful. >> okay, so lasski isn't getting much help from the critics. they gave it a splat on rotten tomatoes. andrew barker calls it wildly uneven, confused and confusing. and appears to leave the "insidious" saga in the standing again. and john defore says it will please series fans but attract a few new ones. i've seen a couple of them or two of them. they're not bad. >> will you check this one out? >> maybe on a plane when there's nothing else on, except last jedi.
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then i'll watch it. coming up, our weekly friday rewind. >> you're watching "world news now." hing "world news now." it's never much, just what's left after i break a dollar. and i never thought i could get quality life insurance with my spare change. neither did i. until i saw a commercial for the colonial penn program. imagine people our age getting life insurance at such an affordable rate. it's true. if you're 50 to 85, you can get guaranteed acceptance life insurance through the colonial penn program for less than 35 cents a day, just $9.95 a month. there's no medical exam and no health questions. you know, the average cost of a funeral is over $8,300. now that's a big burden to leave your loved ones. as long as you're 50 to 85, you cannot be turned down because of your health. your premium never goes up and your benefit never goes down due to age.
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♪ ♪ all right, we close out another busy week of news with a deep freeze and the bomb cyclone topping the headlines. >> but it was a week for divas at least in one family's living room. here now our friday rewind. 2018 off to a bone-chilling start as a deep freeze grips nearly two-thirds of the country. >> i can't even describe it. it's unbearable. >> it's whipping right across my face now. >> i'm walking right now through about five inches of snow here, maybe even more. >> north korea's kim jong un. his new year's message, including a thread. the u.s. should know that the nuclear button is on my desk, he said.
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the entire u.s. mainland is within our nuclear strike range. >> president trump responding on twitter, tweeting, i, too, have a nuclear button, but it is much bigger and more powerful button than his and it actually works. >> north korea's ability to hit the u.s. with a nuclear weapon increases every day. >> also overseas, those deadly protests in iran overnight. protesters clashing with police, banks and public buildings attacked. some of the crowds chanting revolutionary slogans "down with the dictator", they cried. what sparked these protests? the economy, they hoped their incomes would rise. it hasn't, and now they're angry. >> and mariah carey's big come back. >> yes, she hosted the show moments before the ball dropped. ♪ i've got a vision of love ♪ and it was all that you've given to me ♪ >> we know that you're very, very good at the "single ladies"
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dance. but we may have finally found your competition. meet steve hadad of michigan breaking it do you know with his daughters. >> those are good moves. >> not only did he learn the moves, he went full leotard. >> you want to show how it's done. ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, >> right, ladies, if you like it, put a ring on it. >> it's perfect. >> oh, man. it's pretty bad. >> so good, so good. >> you know what's so good as well? we've been around for almost 26 years come tomorrow. >> "world news now" has. >> it celebrates 26 tomorrow. this was the very first show when we thought it would not last. >> one year, and here it is. >> one of these days, bob iger's going to turn on his tv in the morning and realize we're still sfx: tinny headphone music
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this morning on "world news now," millions are digging out and cleaning up. >> the northeast clobbered by the monster snowstorm and hurricane-force winds. some areas hit with coastal flooding, and the new concern is the deep freeze coming today. we're covering it all, even the cold in florida that's paralyzing iguanas. and new comments from the president as an explosive new book comes out today. plus the jackpots are rising with nearly $1 billion up for grabs this weekend. plus -- happy 26th birthday, almost, to "world news now." we are partying like it's 1992 on this friday, historic friday, 2018. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> look at that.
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>> amazing. and we were partying in '92, so we know what that's like. >> one key note that we should mention there, you see the asterisk next to 26. we are still on our parents' plan until tomorrow because that's when we actually turn 26 years old. >> since it's friday, we're celebrating. >> we're partying like we are turning 26. and it's been a fun 26 years. man, we've grown up so quickly. >> i know, so fast. let's talk about the weather for this half hour. we'll break down to celebrations an a little bit later on, but we'll talk about the winter storm that has slammed the east coast with deadly results. >> the radar shows it's moving away, thankfully, over the atlantic ocean. but what's coming behind the storm is temperatures so cold they will struggle to stay above zero. >> this is times square where about eight inches of snow piled up, some of it spilling onto the
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ground snow system. and they cleaned up the confetti a lot quicker than they cleaned up the snow, clearly, because there's still a lot on the sidewalk. the storm produced hurricane-force winds, strong enough to tear down this huge metal canopy at this new jersey gas station. >> and this is boston as flooding occurred on downtown streets. eva pilgrim begins our coverage from there. >> reporter: the devastating nor'easter, a bomb cyclone unleashing its power. in massachusetts, hurricane-force wind gusts, and in situate on the coast, some of the worst flooding in recent memory. homes and businesses inundated. >> you can see just how hard these waves are crashing against this sea wall. it's crashing the water up over the roofs of these houses. >> reporter: in boston, fire trucks driving through floodwaters. first responders making water rescues. it's just afternoon here in
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boston, and you can see this right here is flood waters coming out of the boston harbor. it's not even high tide yet. we've already had to move our cars twice. at one point, the water was as high as the hood of our suv. nearby, we spotted a man heading home from delivering food. what are you doing driving in this? the powerful storm dumping up to 3 inches of snow an hour in the region along with lightning and thunder. in manchester, new hampshire, this vehicle crashing into a nursing home. no one injured. anyone behind the wheel risking an accident. in new york -- >> two buses just collided here. >> reporter: police busy using their vehicles to push stranded drivers. >> the situation on the roads is dangerous. it shouldn't be underestimated. >> reporter: multiple homes burning on oak island.
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the only access by boat. but with the heavy ice, firefighters forced to build ramp and use a hover craft to reach the scene. >> there you go. go, go, go, go, go. >> reporter: subfreezing temperatures turning roads to pure ice, from virginia to georgia, stranding drivers for hours. >> just slow down. slow down. >> reporter: at least six deaths now being blamed on this storm. now boston schools will be closed again tomorrow, part of the reason for that are the subzero temperatures that are on the back side of this storm. several trucks are on the road trying to get the snow off the roads. they're putting it in piles, the reason for that, they don't want this snow to freeze on the roads and become an even bigger problem tomorrow. eva pilgrim, abc news, boston. >> and eva started the day on
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"gma" on a pile of salt and ended the day on a pile of snow. quite a scene there in boston. so the storm also brought travel to a stand still. more than 4,000 flights were canceled on the east coast, leaving passengers stranded at airports across the country. good news. most major airports say they'll be up and runninging again today. >> and a singapore airlines a-380, the world's largest passenger jet, was diverted away from laguardia airport touching down, instead, at stuart international airport. >> quite an unusual scene there outside of new york city. and now comes the deep freeze. accuweather meteorologist justin povick joins us. justin, good morning. >> kendis and lynda, good morning to you. the blizzard make its way away. but the majority of the snow has already occurred where we've seen a foot to even a foot and a half throughout much of new england. big concern today is the biting winds along with blowing and drifting of snow. there will be icy spots and real-feel temperatures will be well below zero. 30 below or lower. kendis, linda.
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>> oh, the good news. the temperatures can go even lower. our thanks to justin. so the unusually cold conditions by the way, in south florida leading to weird scenes down there. the temperatures crippling native green iguanas, literally. >> had this is so sad. the chill is causing their limbs to stiffen up and they fall out of the trees and they land belly up. and it makes them appear dead. wildlife officials say they're still alive, they're just belly-up. they can't do anything. the sun warms them up in a little bit. you see they look like they got frozen. >> that's so weird. jeb bush tweeted about that yesterday. >> did he? >> yeah. >> it's like the turtles. the poor turtles in the cold water who went belly-up. >> yeah, exactly. let's turn now from the weather to politics. president trump lashing out on twitter overnight to discredit the bombshell book that triggered his very public cat fight with the former top adviser steve bannon.
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>> reporter: the president railed against bannon and the writer tweeting overnight, i authorized zero access to the white house, actually turned him down many times for author of phony book. i never spoke to him for book. full of lies, misrepresentations and sources that don't exist. look at this guy's past and watch what happens to him and "sloppy steve". >> a new nickname there. the publisher is releasing the book today ahead of schedule despite a threatened lawsuit. here's abc's arlette saenz. >> reporter: president trump and his former chief strategist, steve bannon are facing off. >> did steve bannon disgrace you, mr. president? >> he called me a great man last night so, you know, he obviously changed his tune pretty quick. >> reporter: bannon hasn't denied making explosive comments about the trump family, but on breitbart news radio he insisted to his listeners. >> nothing will ever come between us.
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>> reporter: the white house says mr. trump was furious when he learned of bannon's stinging critique in a book. he's calling the trump tower meeting between jared kushner, paul manafort and donald trump jr. and a russian lawyer promising dirt on hillary clinton treasonous and unpatriotic. >> i'm not going to waste my time or the country's time going page by page talking about a book that's complete fantasy and full of tabloid gossip. >> reporter: the president's lawyers are threatening legal action against bannon. as for the president's relationship with bannon. >> i don't talk with him. >> reporter: sarah sanders says the president has spoken with bannon a few times since he left the white house. there were no regularly scheduled calls or meetings. >> let's talk about the former press secretary, sean spicer, who is questioning the accuracy of the book, saying a lot of the quotes attributed to bannon never happened. >> and he insists that melania was very supportive of the campaign. >> spicer also said that he has not struggled making the
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statements. we'll hear more from sean spicer in a few hours when he joins us on "good morning america." just when you thought marijuana was on its way to becoming the national plant, the trump administration says not so fast. jeff sessions clears the way for federal authorities to crackdown on the pot trade, this, just days after california legalize the recreational use of pot. but it's not clear if marijuana shops or growers will be targeted. even some republicans say the change is confusing and disruptive. the amazing race for a key seat in virginia's state legislature is now over. >> it ended with the winner's name being picked out of a bowl. republican david yancy's name was selected. he wasn't even in the room to see his win over stoic shelly
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simonds who was there. >> the back and forth saw yancy win on election day, then simonds won on a recount. >> and you thought the hanging chad went on for a long time. this one beat that by a long shot. >> seems like a strange way to decide how to end the election there. >> and who takes control of the legislature there. coming up, the jackpots are growing overnight, and with nearly $1 billion up for grabs, one thing you can do to boost your chances of winning. and later, celebrating 26 years of "world news now" almost. we're getting the birthday party started a day early. and tell us what you love about "world news now." tell us what you don't love about "world news now" on facebook and twitter. you couldn't do that back in 1992. >> blessedly. >> yes. you're watching "world news now." you're watching "world news now." 99 -- 1992. >> blessedly.
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definitely not getting through, still covered with snow and ice after the nasty winter storm. >> and the problem now is what's to come. a blast of frigid air that could break records and bring wind chills as low as minus 40 degrees. >> and the deep freeze pushing the mercury down is forcing energy bills to go up for millions of americans. >> but the some quick fixes around the house could save you hundreds in energy bills over the winter. here's abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: we scoured the country with top tips to help on the rising bills. first stop, lancaster, ohio where we found nick anderson recommending these affordable weather proofing kits for your windows. >> it has a self-adhesive on it. so you put it on a frame. you cut off the excess. >> reporter: next up, hunkering down in saratoga, new york. >> unplug the electronics you're not using. >> reporter: unplugging your laser printer could save you $130 a year. >> if you're not using the room,
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close the vice presidents in that room. that way, the heat will get to where it needs to go. >> reporter: and in new jersey, advice for anybody with a fireplace when the fire is out. >> make sure the damper's in the closed position. it can let a tremendous at of air out the chimney. >> reporter: finally, washing the clothes in cold water could save you more. you'd be surprised how much air can come in through the light switches and the electrical outlets. for just a few dollarsel at the hardware store, you can purchase phone plate outlet seals. those you can attach yourself to the light fixtures and it can save you hundreds of dollars in energy costs. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> or we could move to florida where it's warmer sometimes. >> if you're into instant gratification -- >> the powerball jackpot an estimated $550 million. half a billion dollars. if you are going to play, you
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should know that winners who use quick pick win the jackpot 70% of the time. so jot down all those birthdays apparently not as helpful as you think. >> and usually a rural gas station or store is the place. like i don't know why us city folks are going to the kiosk thinking we're going to win. never happens. coming up in our next half hour, the health scare for alex trebek. why the game show host has been forced to take a medical leave from the program. plus leading theaters this weekend, jessica chastain and kevin costner. that's next on "world news now." ow." k kevin costner. and keeps it there longer with lock-in moisture technology skin is petal smooth after all, a cleanser's just a cleanser unless it's olay.
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♪ aaron sorkin, the creator of "the west wing" is making his aaron sorkin, the creator of "the west wing" is making his directorial debut with the story of an olympic hopeful turned international poker princess. >> jessica chastain stars as molly bloom who ran the poker
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game until the fbi stepped in. >> we're "up all nightline" with abc's juju chang. >> reporter: the movie tells the unlikely story of a brilliant olympic hopeful bound for harvard law school who ended up heading an illicit gambling operation. i talked to molly to get the real story. >> my role was to bring these guys drinks. within a year, i became the owner/operator of the game. >> reporter: a seat at her poker table became one of the hottest tickets in towns, attracting players like leonardo dicaprio, ben affleck and toby mcgwire. the characters in the movie are fictional, composite characters. a decision made by the movie's writer and director. you peeled back the curtain. and it's not a pretty sight. >> it's not. just to be clear, in peeling back the curtain, i don't dish on anyone. i wouldn't want to under any
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circumstances. >> reporter: but making her game the ultimate boys club, bloom says she was earning up to $4 million a year at the height of her success, all legally. in the movie, bloom's success presented a threat to the men she worked with. >> you're going to stop paying me to do that job because i'm making too much money doing my second job and if i say no i'll lose both jobs because it doesn't seem fair? >> business is bad right now. >> reporter: twice, she was penalized for being too good at her job. >> my money -- >> your money is my money. >> reporter: she also ran afoul of the mob, graphically depicted in the movie. and eventually arrested, indicted for running an illegal poker game after skimming the pot for profit. she pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year of probation. molly's game is being released as the cultural tidal wave as the #metoo movement is sweeping hollywood and beyond. what's your response to sort of what has happened since? >> the fact that women are coming together and saying,
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okay, we are not going to be silent about the injustices that weigh face anymore. >> reporter: chastain, a crusader for female empowerment, advocating for pay equality, proudly taking part at the women's march last year and unabashedly speaking out. chastain's performance so believable, she was just nominated for her fifth golden globe. i understand your reaction was an a little almost surprised. >> especially after what we just talked about with the idea of coming forward and speaking up. >> reporter: you're not going to be punished for having an opinion. >> yeah, a woman is allowed to have an opinion and have a livelihood. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm juju chang in new york. >> so this triggered a whole debate on aaron sorkin's other project. "the news room" on hbo. >> we're a big thumbs down. >> whatever. >> not in a yankee sort of way. >> "west wing." steve jobs. sorry. >> terrible. >> you were wrong. coming up, guess who's about to turn 26 years old. >> here is a hint.
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♪ ♪ finally ♪ finally it is happening to me ♪ ♪ right in front of my face >> and we're not playing cc pettyson for no reason, but 26 years ago she was in the top ten with "timely." and since we are finally almost 26, because our birthday for the show is january 6th, 1992, when the show was born. >> happy birthday. >> happy birthday. >> back in the day, lisa mcgee and aaron brown who anchored. they didn't think it would last a year and here we are. >> and you have seen some greats in this seat. lisa mckree, aaron brown were among them. anderson cooper, juju chang. david muir. and us. sorry. so we've knocked it down a
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little bit. we want to do some quick 1992 facts. interesting to note, celebrities who are turning 26 along with us, selena gomez, neymar, the greatest soccer star around, i can say since diane is not here. odell beckham jr. >> cardi b. o. >> cardi b. >> she only make money moves i'm told. happy 26, almost. >> well, we made it through one full week of the new year, and it's the start of our 26th year on the air. let's sing. ♪ politics and foreign wars ♪ all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ weather man says it looks like rain ♪ ♪ guess what happened with hussain ♪ ♪ that's world news polka ♪ i scrimped and saved for music lessons so that i could learn ♪ ♪ i suffered for my art, you know what? it's your turn ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal every anchor, guy and gal, do the world news polka ♪
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♪ come on, get up ♪ ♪ that's world news polka >> just you. ♪ that's the world news polka >> kid's good. ♪ on the year since '92 ♪ today we burst with pride ♪ i hear disney's honoring us with a theme park ride ♪ ♪ when they yell it's half past 3:00 tell them, hey, it's news to me ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ they make us work the graveyard shift ♪ ♪ that's why we go for broke ♪ so why not tune in to abc ♪ and join our little joke ♪ five whole days every week we're here with our tongue and cheek ♪ ♪ and the world news polka. ♪ it's world news polka >> have a great weekend, we'll see you monday, 26 years! 26 years!
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this morning on "world news now," the northeast is frozen over. powerful winter storm is moving out, but not before leaving more than a foot of snow in some parts, and some of the worst coastal flooding boston has ever seen. images coming in. and flights nationwide impacted and now record cold is pouring in. also breaking overnight, major developments in the russia probe as the white house hits back at a potentially damaging new book. the president weighing in overnight saying he never met the writer. and new this half hour, what we're just finding out about the health scare for alex trebek. >> why the long-time host of "jeopardy" is taking a brief medical leave from the show and a message he shared with his fans.
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and guess who's almost 26 years old. yep, you're watching it. we're cracking open the abc news vault, checking out some of the greatest moments of "world news now" history over the past 26 years. oh, lord. it's friday, january 5th. >> ever do a farewell show. from abc news, this is "world news now." we say welcome to lynda here with us. that was one of the classic, rob nelson doing his farewell show and doing tina. because you can't do a farewell show nice and easy. >> do it like tina. >> yes. dirty. we're going to start, though, this half hour with millions of the americans who are reeling from that monster storm. >> the snowfall is over, but the radar showing the snow moving out, what comes next is the bone-chilling deep freeze that sets the stage for the rest of the weekend. >> it unleashed record flooding in boston. emergency crews had to rescue
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this woman who was trapped on her rooftop. look at that scene. they used a bulldozer to get her down. floodwaters froze around her house there. just incredible images we got from the northeast overnight. >> and a lot of places, whiteout conditions completely crippled air travel, stranding passengers at airports from coast-to-coast. that includes a group of rodeo riders on their way to new york for a major competition, finding themselves stuck in dallas. >> elizabeth hur joins us with more on the chaos this storm has created. good morning. >> reporter: kendis and lynda, good morning to you. it finally stopped snowing out here, all be it, it is still windy, it is about to get real cold where it could feel like 40 degrees below zero in new england. the east coast taking a beating from mother nature. the powerful nor'easter dumping up to three inches of snow an hour in the region. some areas also hit with lightning, thunder and even flooding.
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in boston, fire trucks waded through floodwaters making rescues. in new york, mail trucks and buses were slipping and sliding. driving conditions so treacherous police kept busy pushing stranded drivers. >> coming down so fast, you're not able to clear. so underneath, it's getting real icy, plus you have people out here that shouldn't be driving. >> reporter: the slick conditions also wreaking havoc at airports. >> we're not sure that we're going to be flying out of here anytime soon. >> it's a mess, that's what i think. >> reporter: frustrations running high with more than 4,000 flights canceled across the country. >> it's a nightmare. >> reporter: the hardest hit? according to this misery map from flight aware, d.c., boston and new york city where
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laguardia and jfk airports first suspended then shut down for most of the day. and officials are blaming the strong wind and blowing snow for all the airport struggles. laguardia has resumed flights. jfk won't be back in business until later this morning, and already hundreds more flights have been canceled for today. >> that's creating quite a backup. there were some 26 flights, international wide-bodied flights that were diverted from jfk to dulles airport. there is an entire runway that is a parking lot for these big-bodied planes. it's going to take a while to get them out of there. >> and get it back on track. >> and now the entire country is bracing for brutal air. >> lots of single digit temperatures, and with the windchill, temperatures will feel very sub-zero. forecasters say this bitter air will last through the weekend. we'll move on to the other story we're following. there's a new report about an
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alleged attempt by president trump to keep attorney general jeff sessions from recusing himself from the russia investigation. >> sources tell the "new york times" mcgann was lobbied to keep him from stepping away from the probe, but mcgann was unable to keep him from stepping away. >> as robert mueller looks into the possible obstruction, the times reports that four days before the president fired james comey, one of sessions' aides asked a congressional staffer for damaging information on comey, a claim the justice department is disputing. and the president is taking another swipe in the mean team at former adviser steve bannon. >> he says the book was full of lies, he never met the writer and referred to bannon as "sloppy steve." but the book is only benefitting, coming out today, earlier than planned. here's abc's cecelia vega. >> reporter: we asked president trump about his old friend steve bannon. >> did steve bannon betray you, mr. president? any words about mr. bannon? >> he called me a great man last night.
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he obviously changed his tune pretty quick. thank you all very much. i don't talk to him. i don't talk to him. that's just a misnomer. thank you. >> reporter: in the past 24 hours, the president's former chief strategist did indeed take to the air waves, lavishing praise on his old boss multiple times. >> the president of the united states is a great man. you know i support him day in and day out. >> reporter: but damage may already be done after that new white house book "fire and furry" quoted bannon attacking the president and his children. he called donald trump jr. and jared kushner treasonous and unpatriotic. and he said of daughter ivanka trump, people suddenly realized she's dumb as a brick. and that she and her husband talked about her running for president one day. bannon scoffed at the prospect. from the white house, outrage.
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>> there are numerous mistakes, but i'm not going to waste my time or the country's time going page by page talking about a book that's complete fantasy and just full of tabloid gossip. >> reporter: and the president's legal team waged war, threatening to sue bannon for libel writing legal action is imminent. they also demanded the book's publisher halt publication. the threat didn't seem to matter much. the shock waves were already felt in washington, with early excerpts like this. wolff says behind closed doors, president trump critiqued top aides, calling his son-in-law a suck-up, senior adviser kellyanne conway a cry baby and former press secretary sean spicer stupid. and it claims his advisers had concerns about his mental stability. wolff doesn't nail names, but he writes, the worry among staffers, trump's rambling and alarming repetitions have significantly increased and that his ability to stay focussed, never great, had notably
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declined. press secretary sarah sanders was forced to defend the president's fitness to serve. >> it's disgraceful and laughable. if he was unfit, he probably wouldn't be sitting there. >> reporter: and another big hit here in the white house. staffers are told they can no longer take their personal cell phones into the west wing. this is a personal cell phone ban that has actually been in the works for some time. the white house says this is about security and complying with public records laws. they say this is not a reaction to all those leaks in that new book. cecelia vega, abc news, the white house. >> and the former press secretary called stupid in the book is casting the book as inaccurate. sean spicer will have much more to say this morning when he makes an appearance on "good morning america." north and south korea will meet next tuesday for their first formal talks in more than two years. representatives will get
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together at the border that divides them. items already on the agenda are how to improve strained relations and cooperating on next month's winter olympics. announcement of the talks came hours after the u.s. said it's delaying annual military exercises with south korean forces until after the olympics. meantime, former vice president joe biden says he agrees with a former head of the joint chiefs who said the u.s. and north korea have never been closer to nuclear war. last night on pbs, biden accused the trump administration of making fundamental miscalculations in foreign policy. >> three lawsuits filed in southern california are placing blame for the state's largest ever wildfire. the thomas fire burned more than 440 square miles so far and destroyed more than 1,000 buildings. many of them, the majority of them homes. the lawsuits claim power company southern california edison started the blaze, either through construction activities or faulty equipment. one of the lawsuits also blames a water company for a lack of pressure that harmed firefighter efforts to contain the flames. and also in california -- from fire to ice.
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the ice skating national championships are under way. the years of brian boitano, you had gershwin that would be played. something classic. exactly. just now, moments ago, you had one skater who skated to this. >> this kind of shocked the crowd. ♪ >> are you wondering? that's will john's turn down for what. that is skater jimmy ma. he likes to shake things up. last year he did this to a medley by eminem. >> oh, okay. very nice. i think i could go with this. the crowd is -- looks a little bit shocked by that. >> not singing along. >> no. he looked turned up. coming up, why alex trebek is taking a break from jeopardy, and what he's now saying to his fans. and how fans of justin bieber will soon be able to get
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a li a live look at new york's time square where all that snow will be turning to ice from now through sunday. a record-breaking deep freeze is set to take hold today, lasting through sunday, not just in new york but all along the northeast. >> we are bundled up. >> yeah. so facebook's mark zuckerberg vowed to spend 2018 protecting his users. from abuse, hate and foreign interference. >> in a new post, zuckerberg promised to focus on those issues because he said the world is, quote, anxious and divided. he also admitted facebook makes too many policy enforcement errors. last year the site found it took $100,000 in ads linked to russian internet trolls during the 2016 election. he hopes a group of experts can help solve the problems. serena williams is sitting out the upcoming australian open.
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williams gave birth to her daughter in september. she played a tournament last weekend in abu dhabi to test her conditioning. williams says she's super close to being back in top form but still needs a little bit more time. she won last year's australian open while she was already pregnant. >> eight weeks pregnant. and "jeopardy" host alex trebek is giving fans an update on his health. he posted a video online, revealing that he had had surgery three weeks ago to remove blood clots from his brain. he says it was a complication from hitting his ned a fall last october. he says his prognosis is excellent and expects to resume taping "jeopardy" episodes by the middle of the month. and when we come back, the big news and new look from justin timberlake. and paying tribute to "in living color." "the skinny" is next. or." "the skinny" is next. ews and new look from justin timberlake. when your v-neck looks more like a u-neck.., that's when you know, it's half-washed,
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midnight. >> yeah, and on j.t.'s new video, the new song is called "filthy." it features j.t. appearing to channel steve jobs with the turtleneck, throwing up his arms on the stage to an applauding crowd. >> it's "filthy," the first single out from his new album, "man of the woods." it is due to release just days before he makes his appearance on the super bowl. do we like the sound? word that j.t. had gone country, he certainly has not with that song. >> also steve jobs the movie, wasn't that what you were hating on a few minutes ago? i'm not getting the whole glass and turtleneck. >> it will have to grow on me. next, to another musician throwing it back to the '90s. >> bruno mars teaming up with cardi b.
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>> she makes money moves. >> she don't dance no more. she make money now. >> and with a "in living color" theme. >> check it out. it looks like the old show. >> it has bruno mars, recreating the opening credits. does everyone remember the opening credits of "in living color"? >> mars pointed out that the video is in fact an homage to the popular tv show, which he calls one of his favorite tv shows of all time. >> do you know, i saw people on social media going nuts that this is kind of new jack swing. remember that sound from 1992-ish? >> we'll welcome it back. >> we'll take it. >> meantime, jennifer lopez instagramed this reaction. in living color, once a fly girl, always a fly girl. do you remember this? >> 26 years ago? no, i was barely born. what are you talking about? i actually think i remember that exact dance number, because i was fortunate enough to go to a number of tapings of "in living color," when i was still in my mother's belly. >> well, of course, of course, of course.
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i have to say j. lo was not my favorite fly girl. dier drop. >> i had a mad crush. >> great fly girls. >> there were some good fly girls there. next, big news for fans of justin bieber. >> yeah, they will soon get a chance to see for themselves up close some of bieber's most personal mementos from his years as an aspiring singer, his long, long years. in other words, stuff from a whole ten years ago. >> they will go on display in bieber's hometown of stratford, ontario. it was put together with the help of bieber's grandparents, diane and bruce dale. >> so the dales gave the museum access to a treasure trove of items from the 23 year old's childhood. >> not even as old as this show. >> that's right. i forgot drake was in that video.
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>> bieber's one grammy award, his microphones, a hockey bag and a stash of personal letters, including one from michelle obama. >> some of that stuff is cool. >> this is my favorite karaoke song. >> is it? >> embarrassingly. >> sorry. it would be, of his, my favorite. >> i'll have to listen to them. and despite the current deep freeze gripping the nation, we're hearing that winter won't we coming to wusterous for some time. >> sorry, "game of thrones" fans. >> they have revealed that it won't come back until 2019. >> they haven't revealed an exact date for the show's return in 2019, but the final season will consist of only six episodes. >> you wait a year, you only get the six. >> that's a long time. >> sorry. all right, so coming up, "world news now" is throwing it back to 26 years ago.
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♪ baby you send me ♪ baby you send me >> i forgot how great pm dawn was. >> arrested development. >> yeah, where are you? it's hard to believe it's been 26 years since it was hitting the charts. >> also 26 years ago tomorrow television bliss on this set as "world news now" kicked off its inaugural edition. >> i don't though how you feel about this, but to me, among the things most tasteless in this business are the self-congratulatory, self-serving anniversary programs. >> i hate that. >> hi, everybody, we're in new york. >> just a couple days before christmas. we had a little snow in new york. >> would you let me introduce
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myself? this is the part of the program where i introduce myself. >> that's right. this is his big moment. >> go ahead. >> i'm anderson cooper. now go ahead. what were you saying? >> does juju have offensive body odor and can't keep a co-host for more than four weeks. >> this is my last day. >> very cute. >> that didn't sound right. >> oh! >> we never, ever do a farewell show nice and easy. we only do a farewell show nice and rough. >> you gotta go? i'm going to time you. >> can you actually take a moment of silence as i go tinky, okay? >> wait for it, wait for it. [ toilet flushing ] pay off. >> i'm young, a healthy young
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47-year-old man. >> i don't know what that sound was. what does that mean? >> frank is in the house again. >> "world news now" pet correspondent frank the bun. we can't sleep, which is the motto here on "world news now." i almost said "tonight." >> sleep deprivation. you forgot the name of our own show. >> you can't have fun and not get slimed. >> are you kidding me? >> woo-hoo! >> merry christmas, everybody. >> i love that that's what's going to go on our resume tapes. >> you guys are good sports. >> getting slimed. so a little look back on our almost 26 years. jack has been there for a good part of it. >> a while. >> congrats, jack. >> thank you all for being here for most of those 26 years, if not all of it. >> happy birthday, guys. >> happy birthday almost. this is abc news "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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