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clinton. double punch of arctic air. that storm in the west dumping 30 inches of snow. now temperatures set to plunge across the country. windchills 30 below zero and the nfl bracing for one of its coldest games ever. and powerball mania taking over the country. people waiting for hours to buy tickets. >> right there, right there. there's a winner. there's a winner. >> hoping to beat the odds and win the biggest jackpot ever. this morning, what you need to know before you jump into that office pool. we hit the jackpot because amy is back. >> yay. >> incredible trip. >> it was the trip of a lifetime. i encourage everyone to see iceland at one point in your life. it is worldly. you don't feel like you're on this planet. >> it was really spectacular. great job. >> thank you very much. >> we are glad you're back. >> i know you were concerned.
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>> don't go any closer. >> you know, the good news is you can still hit that jackpot, yeah, we have powerball fever. we've got our own lottery machine here this morning and important tips to protect you from your co-workers in your office pool in case you do strike it rich. that's ahead. >> that's one aspect of the story. we begin with that breaking news overnight. united airlines flight diverted after that passenger got completely out of control forcing the plane to land in detroit where she was carried off by police. our aviation correspondent david kerley has all the latest. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, george. anxious moments. a scream and then a scuffle on board this jetliner which was leading to the emerge divorcedy diversion to detroit. >> [ bleep ] you. [ bleep ]. >> reporter: an unruly female passenger, hog-tied escorted off a united airlines flight after attacking a flight attendant leading to an emergency landing. >> do you need any other assistance besides just police at the gate?
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passengers and 4 crew members and took off from new york just after 7:00 p.m. headed for chicago but 30 minutes into the flight the female passenger asks if she could get off the plane. when a flight attendant says no. passengers say the woman erupted. >> she attacked the flight attendant and some guy used his neck tie to tie her wrists or her ankles. >> she scratched my face. >> reporter: the woman attacked another passenger. that's when three others jump into action able to subdue her as the pilots divert to detroit where they're met by police. >> went right to the back of the plane. put her in handcuffs and picked her up and pulled her off. >> passengers seemed relieved to have it all over. as of a couple of hours ago she was still in custody in detroit. there are reports that onboard during the incident she screechinged she was by polar. the rest of the passengers kofnted on to chick. robin. >> hope she gets the help she needs. all right, david, thank you. now to major terror arrests
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refugees into custody on terror charges. one in texas, the other in california. texas lieutenant governor dan patrick claiming the arrest may have prevented a catastrophic terror related event. and save countless lives. abc senior justice correspondent pierre thomas has the latest and joins us from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: overnight the fbi making two more isis-related arrests with suspects taken down in sacramento and houston. while there's no evidence yet the men were plotting an attack inside the u.s., authorities are deeply concerned about their association with isis and the potential for future threats. both suspects are iraqi refugees and political leaders in texas immediately raised concerns about the administration's efforts to bring in more refugees including thousands from syria. the men are among at least seven suspects here at home accused of ties to isis in less than a month including a maryland man who was allegedly given more than $8,000 from an overseas operative for a u.s.-based attack. the terror concern is so high
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officials including the fbi director are expected to meet with tech leaders in silicon valley today to discuss encryption, the isis use of social media to recruit right here at home. robin. >> very important meeting today, all right, pierre. >> top national secure threat. the race for president right now and one of the biggest crowds yet for donald trump in a pretty surprising place, the liberal hometown of bernie sanders. look at those lines in burlington, vermont, to see trump's latest attacks on the clintons and a lot more. abc's jon karl there for all the action. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. burlington is one of the most liberal cities in america. this is the place that first elected bernie sanders as its socialist mayor three decades ago but for a little while last night it almost looked like trump territory. >> wow. what a beautiful group of people. >> reporter: rallying the faithful in vermont last night he tried out a new call. in response to one of his favorite lines. >> who's going to pay for the
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>> all: mexico. >> who's going to pay for the wall? >> all: mexico. >> i've never done that before. >> reporter: but in bernie sanders' backyard -- >> get him out. take him out. >> reporter: he was repeatedly interrupted by protesters who infiltrated the rally. >> get them ouof here. don't give him his coat. keep his coat. >> reporter: while protesters aimed their fire at trump he targeted the democratic front-runner. >> i have my mind set on hillary. i do have my mind set. >> reporter: trump indeed has had his mind on hillary and her husband, former president bill clinton. >> our human rights. >> reporter: new trump campaign video entitled hillary and her friends shows clinton with disgraced congressman anthony weiner and bill cosby and bill clinton with monica lewinsky. on the campaign trail in iowa, bill clinton ignored the attack. >> if he wins the republican nomination we'll have plenty of time to talk about it if hillary wins. >> reporter: back in vermont the trump spectacle was in full force hundreds lining up for
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front-runner. it doesn't start for another four hours but there's already a line of people here as far as the eye can see. many here were die-hard supporters coming to see trump for the first time, others were still on the fence. >> i've never actually heard much of him other than you're fired. >> reporter: a new controversy brewing in maine where the state's governor paul lepage, a chris christie supporter said this about drug traffickers in his state. >> these are guys by the name d-money, smoothy, shifty. >> then added this. >> half the time they impregnate a young white girl before they leave. >> reporter: governor lepage's comments sparked a firestorm of criticism overnight. among those weighing in was hillary clinton who said quote, lepage's racist rants sadly distract from efforts to address one of our nation's most pressing problems. george. >> let's bring in matthew dowd right now. matthew, you see donald trump up
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it's actually a pretty shrewd move. >> i think it's a really shrewd move. for a couple of reasons. bernie sanders and donald trump both are fishing from a similar pond which is independent voters who are working class whites. that's very similar set of voters. i think the fascinating thing the two anti-establishment outsider candidates the most are drawing the biggest crowds in this race. it's almost as if the visiting team which is the outsiders are drawing more fans than the home team which is the establishment in this nomination process. but i think fundamentally, george, what we have to figure out with the phenomenon of donald trump and bernie sanders is can they translate rallies into results? >> we first have the first votes in about three weeks. that attack on bill clinton linking him to bill cosby, anthony weiner, clinton not responding but could that blunt the democrats's hope to make this war on women an issue in the general election? >> well, i think it does two things. first i think it helps donald trump in the republican primary because the republicans don't like bill clinton or hillary clinton so i think it helps him
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but i think the second thing it does more than a scandal it reinforces that these are the candidates of the past. that hillary clinton is the candidate of the past and as you know, george, in any election people want to vote future and not the past and if they can do that, the republicans can do that to the clintons then they're going to be a leg up in the general election next year. >> matthew dowd, thanks very much. a lot more on "this week" including our guest marco rubio. >> we'll be watching. the candidates keeping their eye on wall street after the worst start to the year ever. that trouble in china fueling worldwide fears. linsey davis is at the new york stock exchange with the latest. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. what a day a day makes. the dow opening up points after a rough one on wall street yesterday where we saw drops of 400 points during the day and closing down more than 2% and the dow was actually down more than 5% since the beginning of
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prices are causing a ripple effect in u.s. markets, but some good news from china this morning after a 7% drop yesterday that halted chinese markets after just 14 minutes of trading, chinese markets closed up today and perhaps that'll give some calm to jittery investors. robin. >> all right, linsey, thank you. here now more on this is liz claman, anchor of "countdown to the closing bell" on fox. you wanted to address china. they did away with the so-called circuit breakers that actually helped. >> you know, it's so fascinating to see that china is going through very sharp growing pains trying to be a communist nation but at the same time trying to be a capitalist nation with their markets. they have these so-called circuit breakers put into place and would trigger and shut down the markets if there was a precipitous fall. twice this week the circuit breakers shut everything down to give a pause but guess what, it worked in the complete opposite direction. it incited panic and the markets started to fall so this is --
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too much heavy-handed intervention on behalf of the chinese. >> a little bit of panic here, especially when it comes to american 401(k)s. the average american 401(k) has dropped $4500. what's your advice? >> well, the advice is don't open your envelopes for this month. it's been an ugly first opening as you just heard. it's the worst opening for the dow for the year that we've ever seen. so, what you want to do is just sit tight for the moment and not worry. now, why should people think that what happens in china affects us? it's not like vegas, what stays in vegas, it's now affecting us as a global market. any companies that have a u.s. standing but global footprint like the starbucks of the year, the young brands, they love kentucky fried chicken in china, big chinese exposure and you may very well own those stocks, so these are still good companies going through a slight blip in a tough time. >> fox business network has the next republican debate coming up on thursday. you think the focus will shift
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>> absolutely believe it does. how could it not? people vote their wallets in the end. >> great to see you, liz. >> good to see you. >> you can see the fox business network, the next republican debate coming up on thursday. george. >> thanks, robin. we turn to tonya couch, the mother of the affluenza teen back in texas this morning in court to face charges that she helped her son skip probation and hide out in mexico. abc's matt gutman has been on the case from the start and joins us now with the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, george. that's right, tonya couch will be arraigned this morning charged with helping her son flee to mexico, becoming america's most wanted mom. now, texas authorities taking a special interest in her setting bond at a million dollars, the sheriff even escorting her to jail himself. first time he's done that in 15 years. this morning, tonya couch is in this texas jail flown from los angeles to texas aboard this boeing 787 dreamliner and escorted like a celebrity suspect on a special staircase
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sheriff's van waiting right on the tarmac. the suburban mom with a red ringlets wearing a jacket over her handcuffs. >> she was very quiet, very reserved. she was respectful. >> reporter: brought to the jail by the sheriff himself. >> her attitude was cooperative. surprisingly she was very appreciative. >> expected to be arraigned this morning on the charge of hindering the apprehension of her son, ethan couch known as the affluenza teen who needed guilty in 2013 to killing four people in a drunk driving crash. the pair took off from texas in early december in tonya's truck bound for mexico. staying at this resort and partying at this strip joint where staffers tell abc news ethan racked up a $1,000 tab one night he couldn't pay. authorities finally catching up with him on this street on december 28th. but this morning, ethan is still in mexico fighting deportation back to texas. he's wanted for violating his probation.
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client violated no laws and tells me there's no way tonya can make that million dollar bails. she calls it excessive and will fight to get it lowered. now that she's divorced from ethan's father, the affluenza mom isn't so affluent. >> matt gutman, thanks very much. amy is back with the other top stories. an attack on a police officer in philadelphia. >> the police commissioner is calling it one of the scariest things he's seen. a police officer ambushed at a busy intersection. police say the man walked right up to officer jesse hartnett's patrol car and fired 13 shots hitting him three times. the commissioner says it is amazing the officer survived. he managed to shoot back and that suspect is now in custody. president obama is defending his executive actions on gun control during a town hall meeting in virginia. he denied any suggestion of a conspiracy against gun owners' rights and said he's willing to meet with the nra. >> i've said this repeatedly,
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talk to them but the conversation has to be based on facts and truth and what we're proposing, not some, you know, imaginary fiction in which obama is trying to take away your guns. >> the president said he will not support any congressional candidate who opposes gun reform. one of america's most powerful air to ground weapons has ended up in cuba by mistake. "the wall street journal" reports an inactive hellfire missile was shipped to europe for training purposes then disappeared until showing up in cuba raising concerns that the cubans may have shared that technology with russia or north korea. and finally, when is the last time you went bowling? why am i asking? for this guy it's been a while. take a look. he did not realize his own strength and he took down, whoo, the ceiling panels. his friends laugh as we are having and i hope you are having at home, as well. yeah, that redefines gutter
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that would be a ceiling ball. >> that guy is awful. slippery fingers. >> never seen anything like that. >> did he get a strike? >> thank you, amy. good to have you back. now to powerball mania. gripping the nation. people lining up for hours to buy tickets for a chance to win that $700 million jackpot and it could go even higher before tomorrow night's drawing. now, abc's t.j. holmes, he stopped buying tickets long enough to join us here in the studio. >> i got to get back. this right here, guys, is what dreams are made of. now, this isn't the actual powerball machine they're going to use for the drawing. it's down in florida and keep a good log of who breathes on the thing and who even is in the same room with it and they might want to add some more security because a $1 billion jackpot is right around the corner. >> get ready, everybody. >> reporter: the biggest jackpot ever. now at $700 million and counting.
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there's a winner. >> reporter: no, probably not a winner. still, these people aren't deterred by the odds. waiting over two hours in crazy long lines in prim, nevada. >> a lot of people. just everybody's got a dream and hopes. >> well worth the wait if we win. >> next. >> reporter: we've now gone 18 drawings since someone hit a jackpot ensuring that the numbers will be historymaking. >> we're in uncharted territory. this is a world record jackpot. we're at levels we've never seen before and we're going to be carefully monitoring sales tomorrow to see just how people react. >> reporter: and why such a long run with no winner? well, because the game has changed. let me explain. you still have to match five white balls and one red ball to win the jackpot but in october the number of white balls in the drum went up from 59 to 69 but the number of red balls went down from 35 to 26. get it? well, all you really need to
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jackpot chances from 1 in 175 million to 1 in 292 million. guys, before the drawing on wednesday they were selling tickets at a rate of 500,000 every single hour. so we got this big jackpot, 700 million. it could get to a billion certainly by next week but probably go up by saturday. >> a lot of people have office pools and you'll give us the dos and don'ts. >> this "gma" family could break up real fast if we win the lottery. some stuff you need to know. >> that's okay. you won't be coming back. thanks, t.j. rob and, boy, this bitter blast across the midwest. watch out for the football game in minnesota. >> nfl football. nfc wild card happening in minnesota. where they're playing outdoors because they're still building the new dome. they wish they had it this year. it'll be minus 2 around game time. windchills at minus 20. high noon central time. you can imagine how cold the air mass is sunday.
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get ready next week. coming up on "gma" the chilling new 911 call released in that father/daughter murder mystery. >> what do you mean he's in bad shape. >> he's bleeding all over and i may have killed him. >> what the father says really happened moments before that deadly fight with his son-in-law. all that lotto fever. t.j. will be back with a lot of
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two vehicles fires breaking out over night, and police are working to see if they're connected. the first one happened near charleston and mojave. no one was hurt. we heard unconfirmed reports that a person was seen running from the scene. on the other side of town a similar situation -- police on scene told us witnesses also saw a person running from a burning car near grand canyon and maule. join us for good morning las vegas tomorrow beginning at 430am... for the latest weather, traffic and breaking news... coming up - -the parents of a 2-year old killed by a toppled dresser take on furniture giant ikea. how to protect your family. next on gma. and we'll have more local news headlines coming up in one half hour < > a raid overnight at c-e-s from
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who will run the world girls who will run the world girls who will run the world girls who will run the world girls welcome back, everyone, to "gma" on this friday morning. big headline about beyonce. i'll allow lara to tell you more in "pop news." >> thank you, robin. >> there's not a lot to tell. but the little bit, everyone will be happy. >> it's yours. >> it is yours. >> thanks, robin. >> looking forward to that. right now donald trump attacking hillary and bill clinton at a massive rally in vermont overnight.
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many waiting hours to get in. a lot of protesters, as well. donald trump reached out to them or at least spoke out about them last night. also this morning, white house responding to that petition from fans of netflix hit "making a murderer." more than 130,000 people demanding a presidential pardon. the white house says the president can't do it. says the two men are state prisoners. he has no jurisdiction. we love when t.j. hangs out with us standing by with a lot more on that powerball jackpot. what you need to know before getting in that office pool. >> that is coming up. we begin with new details in the case of that north carolina woman and her ex-fbi agent father charged with murdering her husband. this morning we're hearing the 911 call for the first time learning more about what officers found at the scene. abc's linzie janis here with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, george. the dramatic 911 recording was released by authorities overnight and in it we hear the former fbi agent for the first time explain why he killed his son-in-law with a baseball bat. >> my daughter's husband, my
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my daughter. i intervened and i think he's in bad shape. >> reporter: calm and collected. that's former fbi agent tom martens telling a 911 dispatcher he may have beaten his son-in-law to death. >> what do you mean he's in bad shape. >> he's bleeding all over and i may have killed him. >> reporter: in this newly released 911 call for the first time we hear martens' direct account of what happened to 39-year-old jason corbett on the night of august 2nd. >> what happened? >> i hit him in the head with a baseball bat. he was choking my daughter. he said i'm going to kill her. >> reporter: when officers arrived on the scene martens told them he was woken up by an argument between corbett and his 31-year-old daughter molly martens corbett. >> okay. >> you can hear her sobbing in the background. then following the dispatcher's request to try cpr on her husband. >> i'm certified.
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one, two, three, four. >> reporter: corbett was pronounced dead at the scene. the father and daughter now charged with second degree murder and voluntary manslaughter say it was self-defense. but in a search warrant just obtained by abc news the officer writes that the struggle described by tom martens was not consistent with the evidence at the scene. while the criminal case is just beginning, martens corbett is contesting a judge's decision to award custody of her husband's two children of a previous marriage to relatives in ireland. those relatives telling a court they believe molly had a violent temper and had been physical with the kids even. her family denied those allegations. >> molly was a wonderful mother. that wasn't any part of her character. >> molly martens corbett says she deserves custody of those children because she raised them for the last eight years. they call her mother. her and her father plan to plead not guilty.
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george now to a deadly love triangle and the woman caught in the middle of it all speaking out and ryan smith is here with her story. good morning, ryan. >> reporter: the murder of dr. joseph sonnier stunned everyone including his girlfriend richelle shetina. authorities found he was an innocent victim of a disturbing scheme in a case of jealousy and obsession spinning out of control. >> i was in shock. i was devastated. >> reporter: she was an unwitting part of a bizarre love triangle. >> evil followed me straight to joseph's door. >> reporter: and this morning richelle shetina girlfriend of wealthy prominent texas doctor dr. joseph sonnier found stabbed and shot to death in his upscale lubbock home is speaking exclusively to abc. about the man convicted in his killing. her ex-boyfriend. dr. michael dixon. >> there was an ugliness from
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>> reporter: it's a tale of jealousy, obsession and revenge. dixon prosecutors say was in love with shetina, desperate to split up her relationship and hired his friend ex-con dave shepard to kill sonnier. it's a claim dixon's lawyers vigorously deny. >> mike dixon never wanted that to happen. >> reporter: days afterwards shepard confesses. >> i check his pulse in his neck. he's dead. >> reporter: implicating his buddy. >> he wanted him hurt and then it gradually developed into having him killed. >> reporter: shepard saying dixon paid him three bars of silver and a box of cubans for the hit. the morning of his funeral dixon is arrested charged with capital murder. shetina says she'll never forget that phone call. >> my knees literally collapsed and i just kind of sank to the floor. and i cried and i screamed. >> reporter: last november dixon
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his attorneys still maintain his innocence. but shetina says this case provides an important lesson. >> there are real sociopaths and psychopaths that walk amongst us. >> reporter: now dixon's lawyers and his son tell us that shepard acted alone. their client never ordered the hit. his lawyers are appealing this verdict and as for his buddy shepard he is in prison for life. for the first time his daughters are also speaking out exclusively to us not only do they fully support the victim's family but they actually tell us how they had to apologize for what their father did and some of them are teenagers. >> there's so much to the story, ryan. you'll have the full hour. >> full hour on this -- we really talk to the children. see what happens to the victims of crime and the families all involved. >> all right. thank you so much. ryan. you will see that tonight on "20/20." coming up, ikea under fire facing a lawsuit after deadly accidents involving their furniture. a reporter with the latest.
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7:40. 7:40. back now with the dangers of falling furniture. it is something that happens more often than you might think in homes with young children. and now ikea is facing a new wrongful death suit because of it. abc's clayton sandell has the details. >> reporter: it's the hidden danger in countless american homes. furniture tipping and falling on children. in two wrongful death lawsuits one filed days ago and another in may of last year, the family of camden ellis and curren collas both 2 say they were crushed by falling ikea dressers. the lawsuits claim ikea knew the
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counterbalancing weight causing the dresser to be top heavy and front heavy something ikea denies. the federal government says it's not just ikea, falling furniture and tvs send a child to the hospital every 24 minutes and every two weeks one is killed. >> i went to wake him from his nap at dinnertime and found him under his dresser. >> last summer the cpsc and ikea announced 27 million chest and dressers were potentially unsafe if unsecured. instead of a recall they launched their secure it program giving away free anchor kits. we put this together and these are the brackets they say you must use in order to anchor it to the wall but it's voluntary and if you don't do it, this is what can happen. ikea says it won't comment on the pending litigation but that they are committed to product safety and educating our customers about the need to properly secure chests of
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>> the anchor kits are not enough. the first thing they need to do is design in safety. >> the two families hoping to keep furniture built as modern and inexpensive from being deadly. clayton sandell, abc news, los angeles. >> some stunning tape. absolutely. all right, thank you, clayton. coming up, a big pregnancy breakthrough. the woman who gave birth to her granddaughter. becoming a surrogate when her daughter couldn't have a baby. how it could change the future of fertility. it's the biggest powerball jackpot ever. what you should know before joining that office pool. >> too late, robin. if you're looking to save money on your medicare part d prescriptions, walgreens says, carpe med diem. seize the day to get more out of life and medicare part d. just switch to walgreens for savings that'll be the highlight of your day.
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what is that, t.j.? >> i love you guys, you, george, lara, robach, rob. you've embraced me like family but let me introduce you to the family breaker-upper. if we had to split $700 million, all bets are off. there's not a good chance you will win your office pool but you better be ready just in case. the lottery office pool seems like good, clean fun until you actually win. and the fighting begins. this group of california co-workers barely had time to celebrate their $315 million prize when they were sued by four co-workers who claimed they had oral agreements to be part of the office pool. then this construction worker in new jersey, he was in charge of buying the lottery tickets for his work pool but without telling anyone claimed a $38 million jackpot as his alone. he was sued and lost. confusion, lack of clarity, miscommunication and greed can come into play when hundreds of millions of dollars are at stake.
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polish where 15 of the interior designers are in the powerball pool. or is it 16? are you in the pool? >> i thought i was in the pool. >> you don't know if the boss is in the pool? >> we don't know. we have it written down. >> reporter: this is the most unprepared pool i've ever seen. the group has just gone in together on 77 powerball tickets with no plan of what they'd do if they actually won. >> we'll work it out. >> but it's not all bad. this real estate office in florida hit it big and even though the new gir for a ticket, they still cut her in. >> the fact that we got to share in an experience most never have in a lifetime winning a powerball, we grew closer. >> reporter: now they're all really good, really rich friends and ready to get even richer. >> i feel 100% confident that in this group of lottery tickets we will hit the 700 million. >> reporter: all right. let me give you an example how
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there are six of us here. if i say i'm going to pool our tickets, everybody gives me cash but, robach who is a friend, i don't have any cash. >> can you spot me? >> we win. what do we do with her now? >> cut her out. >> oh! >> spotting her, it's cool but you'll be in court saying, judge, she didn't give us the cash. that's what happened. >> then the lawyers -- >> you had an oral contract. you said you could spot her. >> you say you do but -- >> a deal is a deal. >> if we split the jackpot six ways it's one thing, if we split it five ways we get 15 million more if she's out. >> we love you so much. >> tips. lottery lawyer said get a copy of the ticket to everyone in the group. get all the players' names on it, e-mail it around. an easy way to do it. if you win sign the back of the ticket and keep a copy of it. >> everybody has to sign it. >> everybody needs to sign it but keep quiet. you want to tell everybody -- >> i love how we're treating it like it's real. >> it could work.
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crawfish shorts i like your style hooked it just a little bit (window breaks, car alarm sounds) don't open that cellar door epic comeback starts right here lucky shot. mmm mmm mmm mm mmm mm mmmmm welcome back to "gma." snow in arizona. near flagstaff, they've seen 30 inches of snow in seven day, more than the last five januarys combined. can you believe that? all right. pulses of these pacific storms getting into some snow across the midwest. maybe chicago gets a couple of
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in trouble for patent infringement! the company in trouble is called changzhou first international trade co. their product called "the trotter" is a one wheel hoverboard...that looks very similar to another product called "one wheel." that's made by a company called future motion. they have patented the self- balancing electic skateboard. the chinese company would not comment yesterday. a homeless man will spend decades in prison for murdering the wife of former firefighter... george tiaffay. noel stevens was sentenced to 42 years to life in prison. prosecutors say he beat shauna tiaffay to death with a hammer, back in 2012..for 5-thousand dollars. we spoke to shauna's sister.. who says.. she doesn't have compassion for the man who murdered her sister... but he was manipulated into committing the crime. paula stokes shauna's sister 13:09:55:25 "when noel testified, it was very clear to me how george was able to manipulate him. he was very childlike." last month...
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and an astonishing pregnancy breakthrough. a grandmother the surrogate to her own grandchild. dr. jen ashton breaks down the case and how it could change the future of fertility. am i wrong breast-feeding battle. alyssa milano and wendy williams clashing on camera about whether you should do it in public. >> i don't need to see that. >> why? >> because i just don't want to. >> so many divided right now. we'll weigh in.
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natalie cole's death revealed. what her family is saying now about the superstar's last days. and live in times square, "the lion king" versus "aladdin." arabian nights their sing-off at an airport went viral. now they're going head-to-head live with an epic twist. it's a whole new world of "hakuna matata." get ready fothe song showdown here as we say -- >> all: good morning, america. >> i got to tell you, folks, it has been a wonderful morning. we've heard music through the halls. it's the musical stars from "the lion king" and "aladdin." more joining us live for a musical and magical, magical morning. >> it is going to be magical and, remember, a lot of you probably did see this summer
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there it was at the airport. two casts going head-to-head right there at the airport. a little bit of a sing-off and they're going to do it here live in times square in just a little bit. >> "west side story." i mean, everybody wins including us because both shows have such great music singing all morning. then we'll switch gears. many of you are weighing in on a breast-feeding battle that is booming between alyssa milano and wendy williams. we want to know what you think. go to our website, on yahoo! and weigh in. please. we'll have that story coming up. >> it was really when they -- they went at it pretty good. >> both very strong opinions on either side. i would imagine that a lot of you do, as well. >> a lot of people do, right. all right. so let's get over there. we also have this morning superstar tyler perry. he's going to be joining us. he has done it all. he's a father too now. he's going to be joining us live. we cannot wait to talk with mr. tyler perry. >> looking forward to that. now, let's get the morning rundown from amy. >> good morning, everyone.
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the two men with suspected ties to isis have been arrested in california and texas. a 23-year-old iraqi man in custody in sacramento came to the u.s. as a refugee and is accused of traveling back to syria to fight with terrorist organizations and then lying about it to immigration arrested in houston is accused of supporting isis even getting trained on machine guns and then lying about it during his interview for american citizenship. well, those arrests come as s some of the top members of president obama's national security team meet with ceos in silicon valley today. they will meet with executives at apple, facebook, twitter and others to discuss how to stop terrorists from recruiting online with encrypted messages. there are new details about the paris terror attacks. prosecutors in belgium now say an apartment in brussels likely served as the attacker's bomb factory. police found bombmaking equipment and a fingerprint they say belongs to the fugitive ringleader of the plot. well, wall street has some
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digest this morning. 292,000 jobs were created last month, far more than expected but the unemployment rate remains at 5%. also today encouraging news from asia where stocks rebounded after thursday's losses. and this morning, natalie cole's family confirming the singer died of heart failure brought on by a rare lung disease. cole was diagnosed with the condition shortly after a kidney transplant back in 2009. her funeral is monday in los angeles. and police across the country are trying to crack down on the growing black market for baby formula. they say formula has become a prime target for thieves like this man who took it from store shelves, repackaged it and then resold it to unsuspecting parents. just last month police in utah confiscated more than 400 cans of stolen formula, a value between $8,000 and $10,000. and finally, if you win the lottery on saturday, do you think that you could keep it a secret from your spouse for three weeks? well, that is exactly what a guy
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robert bowlen won $2 million in the state lottery back on december 3rd. he kept it a secret from his wife, from everyone so he could surprise her on christmas morning. the happy couple have three kids and two grandkids. no word on how they plan on spending all that money. he did collect it on december 29th, so i'm sure they have some -- good gifts come in small boxes or in envelopes. either way. >> either way. at least he didn't keep it from her forever. >> i was going to say. >> at first we're like, whoa, where is this going? >> i started reading that story. it's so amazing. >> ali would like the surprise. she might be a little annoyed at me too. >> you didn't tell me. >> thank you, amy. now to a headline grabbing a lot of attention. a 54-year-old woman who gave birth to her granddaughter acting as a suogate for her daughter who struggled for years to have a baby. abc's kayna whitworth has that story for us. >> reporter: three generations of women, brought together by
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ever. >> reporter: after years of infertility and miscarriages kelley mckissack was desperate to become a mother. that's when she says her own mom stepped in volunteering as a surrogate. >> this opportunity came up. it was something that god presented to us and we took it and we ran. >> reporter: at 54 with two children of her own all grown up, tracey thompson says this pregnancy was no easy feat. >> it was difficult. i wasn't 20 years old and pregnant. the therapy that i had to go through wasn't a piece of cake. >> reporter: but following many heartaches for kelley, finally a miracle. doctors at the medical center of plano performing a c-section tuesday afternoon. >> something i will never forget. it was amazing. >> reporter: baby kelcey entering the world. the little bundle of joy named after two women who carried her in their heart for so long. for "good morning america," kayna whitworth, abc news, new york. >> i love seeing amy's face. she's just beaming like many of us are. let's bring in abc's chief
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>> i'm almost crying. >> not the first time this happened but very, very happy for them. from a medical standpoint, jen, what does it take, 54 years old having gone through menopause to be able to carry a child. >> think of it really as not too different from a younger woman who goes through the ivf cycle. obviously a woman of this age needs hormone therapy. she needs estrogen and progesterone in advance to prepare for the embryo transfer. she needs a donor egg, so in this case she used her daughter's egg and she needs to be in good health. no medical issues and last night i spoke to the chief of infertility at usc. for women 55 and under, as long as there's no medical problems they do pretty well. >> they do because i wanted to talk more about that. how difficult could it be at this point? >> well, look, pregnancy is as i say often an athletic event so for the mom they really do need to be in good shape. it is a high risk pregnancy. there is no question. the mom does face increased risk
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pregnancy, c-section and from the limited data that we have, the babies tend to do pretty well. and, robin, this is just an example of how the specialty of ob/gyn can be such a happy field. it's a great story. >> you were saying there probably was not a dry eye in the operating room. >> i guarantee you. >> it has been a very busy week for you. >> yes, it has. here we go. >> she's going to be back on twitter for you throughout the morning. you can tweet her @drjashton or you can go to ma"g's" facebook page, as well. let's see what's next with lara. >> thank you, robin. >> here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." two superstars clashing over breast-feeding in public. who is right, who is wrong? we want you to weigh in, as well. and tyler perry, the superstar actor, writer, director and dad is with us live. we'll talk to him. and then it's quite the musical morning both behind camera and in front, eddie george will open up about going from football star to broadway star. and we've got this awesome sing-off between "aladdin" and "the lion king" all coming up in times square.
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we w we welcome you back to "gma." and it's a topic that's dividing a lot of people this morning, breast-feeding in public. actress alyssa milano and wendy williams clashing over it on
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all of that. good morning, juju. >> good morning, robin. well, let's face it, wendy williams is known for being highly opinionated and her legions of fans love her precisely because she's not afraid to share those opinions, especially if she goes toe to toe on a hot button issue like breast-feeding in public. >> i don't need to see that. >> why? >> because i just don't want to. >> reporter: is it okay to breast-feed in public? talk show host wendy williams doesn't think so. williams suddenly at odds this week with her own guest, alyssa milano, on her own program "the wendy williams show." milano, mom to elizabella 16 months and son milo 4 is a devoted breast-feeder frequently posting lactating photos on social media. >> what i would do is go to the car. >> you would go feed your baby in the car? >> yes. >> reporter: for four minutes the two tangled over the issue a long simmering flash point among men and women.
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journey since she was a baby and some you see more than that one. >> no, i have a stack stack in my office. >> reporter: even though 49 states have passed laws allowing breast-feeding in public, wendy's opinion that it's not proper to do so in public is not uncommon, even among moms. but milano doesn't let it end there. she asks why is it okay to show miley cyrus wearing this but it's not okay to see a woman nursing? >> i don't know why i feel this way. i just feel like, you know -- i'm a mom also but, you know, breast-feeding is only a particular amount of time. the rest of your life your breasts are sexual things and i just -- >> yeah, but they weren't -- i mean biologically they're not made for sexual things. that's what we've done to them. you're lucky the baby is not here. i'd whip them out right here and feed them on your show. >> she felt that breasts are a sexual thing. they are but they're also a nurturing kind of thing.
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>> alyssa milano getting right to it. you know, our midwife expert says there's often a generation divide often whose sensibilities might be offended by breast-feeding in public. meanwhile, alyssa milano and wendy williams tweeted back and forth their love for each other after their heated conversation. wendy saying, i loved our conversation. >> it's okay to disagree. >> yeah. >> i mean -- >> it's so personal. >> rob. >> i'm taking your cue, george. >> there's no winning. >> i would love to hear from you. i would love to hear what men think on this. i think we women were sort of talking about it but what do men think? do they feel embarrassed or shy when they see it or do they think it's part of nature? >> i take the cue from the person who's breast-feeding. >> yeah. well done. >> we have no idea what it's like to be a mother so it's impossible for us to be in your shoes and so do what you need to do. >> and this is why we love you two. thank you. >> you're a great moderator, lara. love how you set the table. not only are we asking you guys, we asked you at home is it okay to breast-feed in public. 62% of you said yes and 38% of
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>> there you have it. >> there you have it. >> thank you, juju. amy back, welcome back from iceland. we loved watching. we loved learning so much about what is happening up there. but you had a lot of different things to talk about. you had to stay warm. >> yep. >> you had to stay safe. you couldn't fall into that sinkhole. >> that was the most important thing, george. >> yeah. and you had to learn how to pronounce the names of those glaciers. >> yes, it was a little tough. that's an understatement. i actually had a lot of help from some of our icelandic friends before i went ahead with so many consonants. i got help. take a look. >> all right. arnie, give me that pronouncer one more time. >> the glacier we're going to? >> yes. >> breioamerkurjokull. >> breioamerkurjokull. >> breioamerkurjokull. to get it. >> breio. >> amerkur. >> amerkur. >> jokull. >> jokull. can't i just say it softly.
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it perfectly right. >> breioamerkurjokull. >> easy. >> that was right before he climbed down that massive ice tunnel. he was such a good sport. breioamerkurjokull. >> you got it. >> you did it. >> i mean eventually i figured it out. i said it about a million times before i went on air. by the way, that drone footage. like how incredible was that to see the perspective? >> amazing. >> we want to thank dgi because their expertise flying the drones brought it home to everybody watching and also something i wanted to share with you on our way to these massive beautiful glaciers, we got a treat. look at this. icelandic horses, i called them -- look at those cute ponies and was quickly correctly by arnie saying, they aren't ponies. they're horses and so sweet and so friendly. and majestic, right. they just came right up to us. yes. well, there are farms all throughout iceland with these beautiful horses. and they're just such a sight to take in. >> they are gorgeous.
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looks like it's sunset. it's sunset for five hours straight. the skies are sweeping and beautiful. >> that's what i remember, the sun was always -- it was always light out, right? >> dark and so it's -- >> i knew it was something. there was a lot of vodka involved. >> what do you got? >> those images, incredible to illustrate global warming. you did a great job up there. speaking of not being able to pronounce just kind of mumble like ventura county. i got that one, ventura. huge waves. we still have big surf that will be rolling in for the next few hours. another storm coming in, not today, thankfully a bit of a break but tomorrow significant rain from san francisco back to san diego. some snow this morning in denver and salt lake city and severe weather across parts of the
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southeast. >> all right. let's get it over to robin in the social square. >> oh, i'm having a good time because i'm with my good friend, tyler perry. he's pretty much owning -- get that -- owning cable tv with two hit shows on the oprah winfrey network. his comedy "love thy neighbor" and "the haves and have-nots" and a sneak peek at a new episode. >> david, sometimes we have to punish the people we love simply because we love them. believe me, if i punish her, there will be no love involved whatsoever. >> i don't need to hear that. >> i need to hear you promise me that she will punished for this. >> i will not argue this with you. >> i'm telling you, welcome, tyler perry here. >> thank you. >> good to have you back here. >> you look great. >> thank you. >> you look fantastic. >> you're looking good. we'll talk about that.
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>> come on. i'm holding dad bod in right now. >> congratulations, tyler. >> thank you. >> i know how hard you work on these programs and to see how well received they are. why do you think they speak -- they resonate with so many people? >> i've got the best audience in the world. mine is a lot like country music audiences, so faithful. they've been right there and premiered last tuesday to over 3 million viewers on a network that's only four years old, almost four years old. it's pretty incredible. it's pretty incredible. >> but you also in "new york" magazine there was backlash and you addressed that and said you were kind of surprised that some people take offense to some of the characters especially in your films. >> yeah. i was pretty taken aback for one is that i think everybody has a right to tell their story no matter who you are, no matter where you come from and there's this section of our culture that decides who should speak and who shouldn't speak and who should have the right to tell their
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should have the right to tell their story and be seen and be represented in television fairly so thas my point of view. i write about the people that i know. i write about the people i've seen growing up and these are real human beings. most of them don't have ph.d.s but their stories are still valuable and important. >> and i think that's what touches with people because when you watch your work it's like you all -- everybody can see a little bit -- yes, exactly like that. and it just hits home like that. and you do your own writing, directing, all of that. i mean, how are you able to do all of that? >> i compartmentalize. when i sit down to write like this season i'm going to write 91 episodes myself. >> 91? >> 91. i have no writer's room. i sit and do it all myself and compartmentalize for a few weeks to write and direct for a few weeks and write for a few weeks so it works well throughout the year. >> busy because, you know, you have a beautiful 1-year-old son. i just saw the pictures. oh, you should see his hair and all that. how has fatherhood changed you? >> in every way.
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they say is real, and this kid is my healer because i look at myself in his eyes and everything that i'm finding about growing up and the things that went wrong in my life, i get an opportunity to do them right for him, so he's my healer. >> that's beautiful to say it like that. you're looking good. i know you've been posting some pictures. you said you're 18 pounds away. you said that before the holidays. >> i'm 24 pounds away now. i couldn't hold out but i'll get there. >> but i love how oprah is saying this should be the year of our best bodies. for all of us and means different things for different people. >> i didn't get that way -- why are you doing this, but talking to her about it, i get it. the passion of just who she is and where she's come from and all that she's been through, she has something to say and i think that every person that joins her is going to really go on that journey and get there. and i'm going to tell you right now, she's doing awesome. awesome. yeah, and if i can't get these 23 pounds -- >> you'll hear. >> hey, what do i need to get on this weight watchers with you. >> last thing i want to talk to
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very excited about, "passion," which is a live tv event that will be palm sunday in your hometown of new orleans, the last hours of jesus christ. can you tell people more about what this will be about? >> i'm so tremendously excited about it and even for fox doing it because i saw clips of one done in europe. it was unreal to see people of faith walking down the street holding this cross and speaking the message of what the life of christ was about and it is about love and compassion for everyone. so to be a part of that and then finding out it was in my hometown of new orleans, i had to be a part of it. >> there's some iconic spots as madea would say hallelujah. >> hallelujah. praise the lord. praise the lordt with a "t." the lordt. >> the lordt. continued blessings and success in all you do. "the haves and have-nots" airs tuesday nights. >> on ownt with a "t." >> and "love thy neighbors" premieres tonight on on ownt.
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lara. >> tyler, congratulations on the baby. congrats. always love having him. and love getting into a little "pop news" and last night's season premiere of "lip sync battle" was good or a queen, queen bey. channing tatum took on his wife with an epic performance lip-syncing beyonce's "run the world" and if the dance moves and the costume wasn't enough, he a secret weapon. "magic mike" had a secret weapon. beyonce showed up. surprising the crowd, that's not fair to do to your own wife. i mean, channing, that is not right. needless to say, channing executed a flawless performance and took home the gold. >> pretty great. >> we want to say that beyonce is a very busy girl. you heard us tease it earlier, and robin kind enough to let me share it with you in "pop news." pepsi confirmed last night beyonce will be performing at the super bowl again.
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she'll join coldplay on stage for the halftime show on february 7th. and there's a connection there. you may remember, beyonce recently collaborated with her dear friend chris martin and coldplay on their album, "a head full of dreams" which just came out. >> that is going to be a show. >> yeah. there's still those little buzzi rumors about bruno mars. that would be a threesome. yes, no kidding. so, anyway, we'll take just those two and be fantastic. a little funny for you on this friday. a cat with excellent feline reflexes but not so great eyesight. see that thing dangling. >> ah. >> there seems to be a little problem with depth perception. >> here comes a friend. >> yeah, he's trying to tell him, dude, you're nowhere close to it. >> he's shadow boxing. >> he's shadow boxing. he's getting ready -- >> he's directing it to come down. >> look at him. >> ain't happening, little fella. anyway, i just wanted to share that with you. and then also i just wanted to say i'm heading off to l.a. to the golden globes, we'll have our usual great coverage we always get a fabulous spot.
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extraordinaire gets us a great spot. we'll have every star all the fashion, more coming up on "gma." >> glam it up. fashion, more coming up on "gma." >> glam it up. >> glam it up.the latest report from education week ranks nevada
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education. but...the country as a whole didn't receive steller ratings either. the majority of states earn grades somewhere between a c minus and a c plus. here in nevada we received a "d"...the lowest grade. our state also was ranked last in the chance for success category. no states have an a-grade overall. three states received b's...those are jersey...and vermont. the state's attorney general is filing a new legal move to stop a lawsuits over funding of the state's school voucher program. that lawsuit claims the program violates the nevada constitution. meanwhile...a district judge is delaying his decision on approving the program. if approved it would mean the state would pay thousands to parents for private school tuition. education savings accounts payments are schedule to being febraury first. through the accounts, parents can claim a portion of their child's per-pupil state education funding and use towards the school of their choice.
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if i were a jolly blacksmith i would do all kind of locksmith stuff. i would hit the thing with the other thing till i made a different thing if i were a jolly blacksmith >> this is way too difficult. >> maybe try something easier. >> something super easy.
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would sit right here i could sit around like robin does and end here i would blah blah blah then i'd blah blah blah some more if i could just be like lara or amy i'd do that for sure >> oh. bravo. bravo. >> thank you. we blah, blah, blah all day long. >> they made me say those words. >> you didn't feel that yourself. >> timothy, king richard on "galavant" performing that original "if i were a "gma" anchor." karen david places isabella on "galavant," as well. all right, so timothy, season two just premiered. you got picked up for the next season. >> thank you very much. we are overjoyed we get to do this again. >> what can we expect? >> well, for richard personally he's now a king without a kingdom. he's lost his crown which we will find out this sunday when
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all about this crisis of what's a king without subjects. >> sad songs we can expect. >> sad songs. >> karen, you play isabella, princess of valencia. i hear in this week's episode an evil wedding planner poisons you. >> yes. yeah. he puts a spell on the tiara and it gets on my head and all of a sudden you see a very different isabella for season two. the feisty princess is still there but she's very heartbroken because of that medieval amulet skype connection. it happens during those times. >> tell me about it. >> she got the wrong message and thinks ss galavant has dumped her? when i watch at home i'm laughing hysterically. how do you get through scenes without cracking up? o or do you? >> no, we don't. >> i mess up takes. >> especially with this one. my shoulders are going up and down and i'm paralyzed because i'm trying to hold it in.
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blah, blah, blah, and it sounds funny. timothy omundson and karen, thank you so much. two more episodes of "galavant" air at 8 p.m., 7:00 central on abc sunday. >> they are ready to go, "the lion king" and "aladdin." now we've shown you that sing-off that happened at the airport last summer. they're ready to do it live. first i want to talk to adam jacobs from "aladdin." not only from "aladdin" but lion liebel. the only one that played both roles. >> i played simba a few years ago and starring with "aladdin" on broadway. >> tell us about the sing-off. it went crazily viral. >> we were on the way to perform at this conference and stuck at the airport for six hours delayed. to pass the time we just started doing what we love to do and the audience got into it and, you know, it's been fantastic. but i should tell you, you know, it looks like we're having this battle but the truth is there is
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we got nothing but love for each other here. you know, although -- ? i'm not sure. >> color coordination. i should tell you, though, we really enjoy being with each other and given the opportunity we would love to sing the songs from each other's show if ever given that chance. >> well, you guys have the show. whenever you want it. >> we would love to sing a song from the show. >> oh, yeah. >> yes, genie. arabian nights like arabian days more often than not are hotter than hot in a lot of good ways >> except for the last two
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unrehearsed. hakuna matata what a wonderful phrase ain't no passing craze it means no worries for the rest of your days it's our problem free philosophy hakuna matata oh my wah wah wah 40 thieves had a thousand tales well master you're in luck because up your leave you got it that's the power in your -- some heavy ammunition in your past
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all you got to do is rub that lamp and i'll say mister aladdin sir have a wish or two or three i'm on the job you ain't never had a friend like me i can show you the world shining shimmering splendid tell me princess now when did you last let your heart decide he's holding back he's hiding but what i can't decide won't he be the king i know he is the king i see inside
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a new fantastic point of view no one to tell a soul or where to go or say we're always dreaming can you feel the love tonight a whole new world a dazzling place i never knew but when i'm way up here it's crystal clear certainty i'm in a whole new world with you on the path unwinding in the circle the circle of life
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>> thank you, guy, so much. that was so fantastic. "aladdin," "lion king" on stage right now. "aladdin" at the new amsterdam theatre. "lion king" at the menskoff theater. >> oh. it would be and in my dreams i still can taste it i wouldn't change a single thing it was an awful kiss kind of a total miss clumsy and forced way too much teeth messy and wet >> get in there, right? it was a kiss i won't forget >> so, it was good?
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[ cheers and applause ] karen, thank you, i think. let's take a look at some of the broadway themed towns we have forecast for you. across the country, broadway, virginia, 41 degrees, dance bay, north carolina, 58. kinger, maryland, 42 and, of course, new york, new york where broadway lives. hey, speaking of entertainment the golden enen globes in l.a. temperatures, 61 degrees. should be dry. all right. that's a quick check. >> this weathercast brought to you by uncle ben's rice. some lucky folks getting in from the cold. lara, back over to you. >> thank you very much. rob, and what a great musical morning. now to another exciting event on the road to the super
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pick for the 2015 nfl kid correspondent and our aditi roy has details. >> reporter: she's a superstar in the making. >> she's into the end zone. >> reporter: and a die-hard 49ers football fan at just 11 years old marlo mostly is already making major plays both on and off the field. >> i love football. >> reporter: now she's hoping to inspire other kids to stay just as active. >> it doesn't have to be a sport. it can be hula hooping, dancing or even jumping rope. >> reporter: she's among thousands of young football fans entered to win the nfl super bowl contest pledging to be active for 60 minutes every day hoping to score an adventure at the super bowl. she think she's one of finalists but doesn't know she's about to win big. >> thank you. >> reporter: we tag along with
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levi's stadium in style. >> i can't believe i'm here. >> reporter: we have a surprise for marlo, an unexpected visitor. super bowl legend roger craig. >> what the heck. what! >> yes, i am. you're the winner. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: named nfl kid correspondent getting 9 rolling of a lifetime as "gma's" special super bowl correspondent ready for her big debut. >> reporting from the home of super bowl 50 i'm marla moseley. good morning, america. >> she's a natural. great choice, espn. the big nfl wild card game between the chiefs and texans is on espn tomorrow 4:20 p.m. eastern. coming up football star turned broadway star eddie george is with us live.
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the man can do it all. everybody strike that heisman pose. for the next act in "gma the musical." nfl legend eddie george tackling broadway. you heard me. as fast talking lawyer billy flynn in "chicago," we'll talk to him in just a moment but first abc's lz granderson is taking us behind the scenes. can't wait to talk to you. >> eddie george. >> he's gone from hard-hitting
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>> touchdown. >> reporter: to dancing light on his feet. former nfl icon eddie george is gearing up for his debut as billy flynn in "chicago" joining usher, billy ray cyrus and patrick swayze. >> i need to go through your resume. >> appreciate it. thank you. >> we know that you just got done teaching your first class at your alma mater ohio state university. >> uh-huh. >> then i walk over to talk to you for this interview and there's a billboard of you, you don't have your cleats on. >> right, right. >> you're on freakin' broadway. how does that happen. >> honestly i'm blown away. it was definitely ten years in the making. it was through the arts that i was able to really find my voice after playing the game of football. i don't care about expensive things >> reporter: the former heisman trophy winner says his time on the turf has prepared him for this totally different spotlight. >> trusting your team. trusting everybody around you that they're going to be in the right place at the right time
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support you. >> reporter: he even tried to teach me some moves. >> five, six, seven. give them the old razzle-dazzle oh oh >> but those high notes. oh >> i think your job is safe. >> reporter: for "good morning america," lz granderson, abc news, new york. >> you're doing all right, lz. hey, eddie, it is so -- i'm so happy for you. >> thank you so much. thank you. >> explain how this happened. >> when i left the game of football ten years ago in 2005, i was, you know, in a transition where i wanted to find my next passion and i was able to do that and find peace within -- within the arts. got with my acting coaches in nashville, tennessee and maria, hello, watching probably right now and i got a role, kept doing other plays, i did "top dog
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i did "othello." "julius caesar" and said if i'm going to do broadway i'd love to do "chicago" and auditioned for it so here we are. six-story billboard in times square just outside the window. >> exactly. >> it's amazing when you put something that you want to do out there in the universe to see how it will support you and manifest itself. >> very proud of you because we were just talking about how difficult it is period to make the transition from professional athlete to anything in the world. >> you know, i had a conversation last night actually about this very thing because you spend so much of your life focused on being a football player and really honing that craft and when that's over, what's next? you really have to start from the beginning of a profession whether it's as an investment adviser or broker or entrepreneur or actor and really understand the roots of it. that's why i got into acting. i really started with reading
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stories to my children, i mean, that's how you start and just kind of grew from there and i've really enjoyed it. >> didn't you do some opera? >> no, no, no, no. no, my wife is the singer in the family. >> oh, okay. >> but i've learned by osmosis through her. that's why i kind of embraced the whole singing bit but i did "othello" in nashville, tennessee. >> shakespeare. >> shakespeare piece so that was pretty exciting and i said my next gig i would love to do something on broadway and here i am. it's been an amazing journey to jump on this train because it's the longest running american musical in broadway history and these people, they -- it's highly professional, yeah. >> with the names as we see that have been a part of it and now eddie george is a part of it. thank you, deadly shootinguyou, eddie. you can see him at the ambassador theater starting this monday, january 11th.
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we're back now with our ultimate tailgate challenge. we're just moments away reveal revealing -- we're a little competitive over here. >> i see. >> the competition was fierce and you can see the scoreboard. we had a three-way tie and we're doing a little rewriting. i liked your dish, amy. >> even though i had no idea how to prepare it, thank you. >> rob, yours, as well. >> and lara, you have the nachos. >> yes. >> strong contender. and we know that michael had his texas chili, that's a little different. no beans in that and then, george, you brought it all home. you brought it on home. okay, so eddie george, can you help me? >> don't pull a steve harvey here.
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>> so you at home, you at home have voted and the winner is -- [ drum roll ] >> -- michael. >> i never. >> michael couldn't be here on the set. but you know, you were a strong runner-up. >> thank you. michael, great job. it was delicious. george, i loved yours too. >> i liked mine too but -- >> i know. >> delicious. >> have the winning -- >> you'll love this. >> let's do this. >> it was chuck -- >> chuck, it's chunky, it is -- >> yeah. also no beans >> that's right. >> and we know the reason for that. yes, but, lara, you were the runner-up. >> thank you, robin. >> we're shipping -- michael is a little busy so we'll ship the trophy to him so he'll have a
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we go further so you can. >> what a fun musical magical last half hour. >> yes. >> and the magic began this week, brand-new son for our beloved friend mara schiavocampo and her husband tommy. their little boy cruz, everyone is doing great. congratulations, mara and your entire family. >> he came out fast. >> he did, ten minutes. almost uber driver delivered him. >> how about a big thanks to everyone here. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you.
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everyone. racist letters are showing up again in some spring valley mailboxes. authorities say they may have come from the same person.. but they're authorities say they may have come from the same person.. but they're also not ruling out copycats. the letters ask homeowners not to sell or rent to some minorities. this version is slightly different than the one we showed you a couple months ago. now it includes the lgbt community. both were on the same letterhead..
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speculate a law firm linked to a homeowners association sent the letters. partners with the firm say they have nothing to do with it. john leach, partner, leach, johnson, song & gruchow 21:59:40:06 that's not our letter, we don't know who did it, but we didn't 21:59:43:10 the firm is working closely with federal and state investigators to track down whoever's responsible. police say a man is behind bars this morning charged with murder. police have arrested 24- year old joshua simon in connection with a deadly shooting that happened just two days before christmas. police say simon got in an argument with the victim outside an apartment complex near charleston and pecos. then he shot the victim in the stomach and ran off. good morning las vegas is live every weekday with all of your weather, traffic and breaking news... join us-- four-30 to seven.. more local news headlines are coming up on action news live
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