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good morning, america. and breaking overnight, stunning developments in the cleveland kidnapping case. ariel castro found dead last night, at this ohio state prison. apparently committing suicide in his cell. this morning, the women he abducted react, as we learn castro was no longer on suicide watch. also breaking, vladimir putin speaks out overnight on military action in syria. as congress moves closer to authorizing a strike. and john mccain confesses he was playing poker on his phone during the contentious senate hearing. going viral this morning. the incredible shape-shifting transformation, achieved in just one year. we're going to introduce you to the weight loss wonder, inspiring so many people this morning. ♪ i'm on the edge of glory and only on "gma," the new
cast of "dancing's" most sizzling season ever will be revealed live this morning. our exclusive first look at the celebrities and their partners, here in times square. get ready to be surprised on who is going to go head-to-head in the ballroom this fall in just moments. >> are you ready, america? we're getting so close. good morning, america. what a packed couple of hours we have for you this morning. look at all that excitement this morning in times square, over the big names on the new season of "dancing with the stars." the cast reveal in just a moment. i couldn't see any in that bus. i just saw the pros. >> but look at those 10s. perfect already.
and, oh, look there, tom bergeron and brooke burke-charvet. they're leading the charge to times square. our "gma" bus filled with the celebrities and the partners right behind them. >> that's all coming up. but we start with that dramatic news breaking overnight. ariel castro found dead in his jail cell. abc's alex perez has all the latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: george, this morning, there are many unanswered questions as to what happened here. guards were checking on castro regularly. and they say he was always calm and cooperative. prison officials found the 52-year-old convicted kidnapper hanging in his jail cell in this state prison just south of columbus, ohio, around 9:20 tuesday night. prison officials confirm medical staff attempted to revive him. but he was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital shortly before 11:00 p.m. >> so, you understand, you will be in prison for life. you don't even have the expectations or the hope of getting out. is that understood?
>> i do understand, your honor. >> reporter: this morning, questions about how castro was able to take his own life. castro's attorney said he was not on suicide watch, which entails constant observation, but that he was in protective custody, kept in a cell by himself, and checked on every 30 minutes. his death ends one of cleveland's ugliest chapters. >> help me, i'm amanda berry! >> reporter: the former bus driver was arrested in may, after amanda berry, michelle knight and gina dejesus, the three women missing for more than a decade, escaped from this house where castro had kept them captive. as part of his plea agreement, prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty. and in august, a judge sentenced him to life in prison plus 1,000 years. in court, castro gave a rambling 20-minute statement, suggesting the women were happy. >> we had a lot of harmony going on in that home. >> reporter: but, in an emotional victim statement, michelle knight confronted the man who tormented her and foreshadowed his final days. >> i spent 11 years in hell. now, your hell is just
beginning. >> reporter: and we did hear from gina dejesus' family, since castro's apparent suicide. her brother tells us that they are aware of what happened. and that they are all doing okay. robin? >> as always, we're thinking of the three, brave women. we're going to bring in dan abrams, right now. and so many unanswered questions this morning as to how this could happen. he was under suicide watch before. was not now. being checked on every 30 minutes. >> right. this shouldn't happen. and let's distinguish between suicide watch and protective custody, right? protective custody is supposed to protect him from other inmates. suicide watch is to protect him from himself. and it seems that he was not on suicide watch. and there are going to be a lot of questions as to why. what does that mean when you're on suicide watch? it means that you don't have shoelaces. other items that you could use to hang yourself. and there are going to be a lot of questions asked how that happened. he's already been transferred once from a different prison to the prison he was at now for evaluation, to figure out where
he'll end up permanently. so, there are going to be a lot of questions people are going to be asking of the ohio department of corrections. >> and people are asking the question, is it suspicious at all? >> yeah. they will be asking that. i think they'll be able to figure out pretty quickly whether this was suicide or at the hands of someone else. >> all right, dan. thanks so much. now, to president obama, landing just a few hours ago in stockholm, taking his case to strike syria overseas, after a full-court press on congress. the first votes on authorizing force could take place as early as today. and abc's martha raddatz has all the latest from washington. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. this morning, while the president tries to build an international coalition to support an air strike on syria, there is progress here at home, with key senators agreeing on the wording of a resolution that could come to a vote in committee today. the resolution drafted overnight would allow the president to use military force but with specific limitations.
including a 60-day limit, with a possible 30-day extension. what appears to be a bipartisan deal on the language comes after the president's national security team made a vigorous argument on capitol hill, facing equally vigorous opposition. >> if the united states of america doesn't hold him accountable on this, with our allies and friends, it's a guaranteed assad will do it again. >> the last 50 years of secretaries of defense would say -- >> senator, the president is not asking you to go to war. he's not asking you to declare war. >> reporter: and secretary kerry was not doing battle with just republicans. members of the president's own party expressed doubts. >> history is full of opportunity of moments where someone didn't stand up and act when it made a difference. >> i don't believe that we should have given up so easily on using the united nations -- >> we haven't given up. >> yes, we have. >> reporter: and an odd twist to
a long and intense hearing. so long, in fact, that senator john mccain, already onboard with the military strike, was caught playing poker on his iphone in this photo. posted on a "washington post" blog of the hearings. mccain later tweeted saying, scandal, caught playing iphone game at three-plus hour senate hearing. worst of all, i lost. and after a day of heated debate, it is still unclear how the vote will turn out on the hill, especially in the house. but the president did get key endorsements from congressional leadership. george? >> thanks, martha. let's get more now from abc's jon karl traveling with the president. jon, the president heading from sweden to russia tomorrow. he's going to confront russian president vladimir putin, who has been such a rival with president obama on syria and so many other issues. but in an interview, putin did seem to open the door on a crack to taking action on syria about chemical weapons.
>> reporter: george, just a crack. putin suggested that he could possibly support military action but only if he was convinced that it suz syrian government behind that chemical weapons attack. the president said it wasn't him to said the red line on syria it was the world who set a red line on syria. >> my credibility is not on the line. the international community's credibility is on the line and america and congress's credibility is on the line, because we give lip service to the notion that these international norms are important. >> reporter: and the president was asked directly whether or not he would continue to take action against syria, go forward with that military strike even if congress rejects the authorization and he said that this was not a symbolic gesture,
he did it because it's fortunate have congress's approval on this, but he made it clear that he believes he has the authority to strike with or without congress. george? >> no question about that, and they will not have a one on within meeting tomorrow but they will meet at that g-20. okay, jon karl, thank you so much. let's get to josh and the other top stories. we're going to begin with gas prices. they are on the rise because of the crisis in syria. prices have spiked 11 cents per gallon in the midwest because of rising oil prices. it's the biggest one-week spike in the prices since july. meanwhile, top-secret documents now reveal a new threat from al qaeda targeting american drones. "the washington post" reports the terror group has hired engineers to jam or hijack the drones. the plot was revealed in documents leaked by former nsa contractor edward snowden. and some troubling news overnight about that japanese nuclear plant damaged in the tsunami in 2011. radiation levels have now surged
there by as much as 20% to a new high. the government, meanwhile, is planning to build a wall of ice underground, hoping to stop radioactive water from pouring into the pacific. and more than 250 people have now joined the search for a firefighter missing in new mexico. token adams vanished in the wilderness last friday as he was checking on a forest fire there. because, though, he is a former navy s.e.a.l., authorities are hopeful that he'll be found alive. and a montana judge has ordered a new sentencing hearing for a former teacher who received only 30 days in prison for raping a student. the judge had come under fire for claiming the 14-year-old victim was, and i quote, older than her chronological age, end quote. and a freak accident in hawaii. a driver barely escaped injury, when a surfboard you see there did that. crashed through the windshield. apparently, it had fallen off an overpass and then bounced off a school bus.
and some history last night at the u.s. open. serena williams goes double-bagel on carla suarez navarro. a commanding performance from the american, 6-0, 6-0. it took a brisk 52 minutes. first love-love win since 1989 out of flushing. serena on her way to the semifinals. and the longest losing streak in north american sports is over. the pittsburgh pirates won last night. it means for the first time since 1992, they will end the season with a winning record. it looks like they're on their way to october where they might face another team that won last night, the los angeles dodgers. completed a sweep of the colorado rockies. >> can't you just let pittsburgh have it? >> yeah. >> no. share the stage. >> thank you, josh. >> you bet. now, to the latest strange diplomacy from dennis rodman. the flamboyant former nba star
is back in north korea to visit the dictator he calls his friend, kim jong-un. and the family of an american man in prison there hopes it's more than about basketball. abc's bob woodruff, one of the few americans allowed to report from north korea, has all of the details. >> reporter: dennis rodman is back in north korea this morning. a trip he calls another basketball diplomacy tour. follow-up visit to north korea's dictator, kim jong-un. >> come over here to visit him, see how he's doing. see how the family's doing. and just revisit the country. >> reporter: the nba hall of famer turned international diplomat told reporters he was planning a five-day visit but denied speculation that his visit was linked to a possible negotiation for the release of 44-year-old korean-american kenneth bae, arrested and currently serving 15 years. bae is accused of smuggling anti-government propaganda into the country. >> my main plan is to come over
here not to be a diplomat, but to be a friend of the marshal. >> reporter: abc news spoke to bae's son who says rodman is his family's last hope. it is not likely rodman will be able to bring my father home. but miracles happen. if anyone can bring him back, it's someone who calls kim jong-un a friend. >> i'm an athlete. i know that the marshal, he loves sports. he loves basketball. i guess me and him have something in common. >> reporter: rodman had been planning this trip since he returned from north korea in march and drew heavy criticism for his public praise and admiration of kim jong-un during his interview with george stephanopoulos. >> when you said you loved kim and think he's awesome, were you aware of his threats to destroy the united states and his regime's horrendous record on human rights? >> i hate the fact that he's doing that. but that's a human being, though. he's been a friend. >> reporter: now, it might be a little hard to hear exactly what he said. he just said that he now considers kim jong-un as a friend of his, which is very controversial. but sadly, rodman is really the only american getting in right
now. the u.s. human rights envoy, robert king, was supposed to travel to north korea last week. to negotiate a hopeful release of kenneth bae. but that invitation was suddenly rejected. >> and why his family is putting so much hope on dennis rodman. bob woodruff, thank you. now, to a major consumer warning. new figures from a watchdog group reveals that american homeowners say they have been cheated out at least $83 million by companies that promise to help them lower their monthly mortgage payments. and as abc's brian ross reports, not only have consumers lost the big fees they paid, but now, many risk losing their homes. >> reporter: thousands of homeowners have been put at risk, including the woman who lives in this house in poughkeepsie, new york. >> hi, ingrid, how are you? i'm stephanie. >> reporter: ingrid soriano contacted abc news. and the abc news fixer, stephanie zimmermann.
desperate for help, saving the house where she raised her two boys. >> and it's been wonderful. so, i don't want to lose it. >> reporter: she showed us her documents and described how a firm called the rma legal network offered to help her get her monthly mortgage payments lowered for a fee of $2,800. so, you actually went out and borrowed the money. >> yeah. >> reporter: to pay them? >> yep. >> reporter: but incredibly, she says the rma legal network told her to stop making mortgage payments to bank of america. >> that's what they said. they said you need to stop making payments. >> reporter: it wasn't long before bank of america sent her a foreclosure notice. and the rma legal network, supposedly at this office in california, turned off its phone. >> you have reached a number that's been disconnected or is no longer in service. >> reporter: it turns out that the rma of the rma legal network, stands for rory michael alarcon, a young lawyer we tracked down in new york, who set up the mortgage modification
business and is now accused of doing the same thing to hundreds of homeowners across the country. >> he did not provide the services he promises to provide. and we believe that that's part of the loan scam behavior. >> reporter: alarcon was not happy when we showed up to talk to him. >> i would prefer -- i can't talk to you. >> reporter: why can't you talk about it? >> i don't have permission -- >> reporter: alarcon says his associates not him are to blame. but he has stopped operating in new york. and is now under investigation in at least four other states for the way he ran his mortgage modification business. are you ashamed of what you've done at all, sir? any sense of shame on your part? and as for ingrid soriano, you'll see tonight on "the lookout," how the abc news fixer helped her stay in her home and still bring down her mortgage payments. >> abc news fixer to the rescue. >> absolutely. she's there for everybody. >> indeed. thanks, brian. lara? now, to a story about a family in florida whose love of diving for sunken treasures has finally paid off. and i mean, in a very big way.
take a look. they may hunt for buried treasure and sail the ocean blue. but don't mistake the bearded men of aarrr booty for pirates. and these modern-day mates have just hit the motherlode. >> we've never seen this kind of treasure, ever. >> reporter: on sunday, the schmitt family who has been searching for gold off the coast of from florida every day for 13 years, discovered eight gold chains, three large coins and a small gold ring, just 1,000 feet offshore. an estimated $500,000 worth of riches. >> the metal detector went off. and i'm thinking here comes another aluminum can. and out pops a small gold coin. about the size of a dime. >> reporter: an artifact they claim dates back 300 years. when a hurricane destroyed several spanish ships filled with treasures. their wreckage, now scattered along the ocean floor. >> and i see three piles of gold chains. >> reporter: the treasure, which has been authenticated by
archaeologists, is the biggest deep sea discovery the family's ever made. and it's just the tip of what is believed to be a massive gold mine off the florida coast. >> we estimate that there's over $400 million worth of treasure remaining off the treasure coast of florida. >> reporter: and the schmitts have found even more. uncovering this south pacific porcelain on tuesday. of course, part of their riches will go to the state, even pirates pay taxes. but these law-abiding looters are keeping the treasure close are keeping the treasure close to their chests, hoping to pass it down to future generations. >> it's not about the money. it's about history. and it's about the hunt. >> it's a little about the money. there's $400 million down there. it's a little about the money. sam, i know you love the water. this is in florida. >> i do, too. it's gorgeous. lara, we're going to start with the southwest. we had some water in places where it shouldn't be. and once again, about three inches of rain in the desert southwest. take a look at this.
when that wall of water and mud goes across the road it often takes the road with it. and that's exactly what happened in the palm springs area yesterday, with the heavy desert southwest rains. today, it's a bit drier. that moisture has moved slightly to the north. so, a little bit of washington, idaho, oregon will pick up some of those storms there and even some warmth there. l.a. at about 88 degrees, the coolest number in the west. we'll show you 81 degrees in detroit. 76 in pittsburgh. but notice the 62 in marquette. this is a second dose of cooler air that starts to swing east. we've got some cool temperatures to talk about in the next half hour.
good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco with your bay area microclimate forecast. today and tomorrow, mostly sunny with near normal temperatures, but it's going to get hot away from our beaches friday, saturday, and sunday. today's temperatures upper 60s along the coast, 70s throughout the bay shore and some 80s inland. tonight most of the clouds will be around the coast in the bay, temperatures mid-50s to low 60s. here's your accuweather seven-day forecast. check out friday, saturday, and sunday. 90s away from >> most of the nation is dry today except all the way on the gulf coast, from texas to florida. it's humid and there's heavy storms. >> sam, thank you. coming up, a second chance of freedom for a husband convicted of murdering his wife. dan and nancy will weigh in. also ahead, look at this transformation. these images going viral. now, the woman behind them
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disabled woman. firefighters are still looking into the cause. there could be major delays on the new bay brim commute today especially in the evening. there's been lower traffic on the bridge as drivers slow down to take in the new sights of the span. it will take at least a week for the novelty of the new bridge to wear off. where else is it slow? let's check in with sue hall. >> all approaches to the bay bridge. you can see on this line of traffic. that's not going to get any better anytime soon. here's a look at your drive times coming out of the central valley, highway 4 and 101 through san francisco and a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights on early this morning again, kristen, jammed into the maze. >> thanks a lot.
good morning. tracking all morning a low visibility and fog up in the north bay, but everything's looking pretty good. we have a few more clouds around the bay so flight and arrival delays into sfo right now. most of us in the low to mid-60s, we have exceptions, los gatos at 55, 489 in santa rosa. here's a look at the golden gate bridge. notice a the lack of clouds. mostly sunny everywhere today. temperatures a degree or two warmer. your accuweather s
♪ i'm on the edge we're so close. less than one hour before the cast of "dancing with the stars" is revealed right here on "gma." there they are. police escort. and tom and brooke leading the way in that '64 cadillac convertible. by hind them, the bus with the dancers and celebrities. >> as they make their way up 8th avenue. oh, there's a building. oh, they're safe again. they're tracking them on their way here to times square. also, we saw this a little earlier. a cell phone backlash of sorts. millions of people have watched the film. it's gone -- every -- will this with a wake-up call to put them down or as nick watt just did, smash them into a million bits?
it remains to be scene. and the remarkable weight loss transformation caught on camera. she's pictures capturing the dramatic change and the woman who did it. telling us how she lost all that weight. right now, we're going to begin with the second chance at freedom for a north carolina man convicted of killing his wife. after a five-year battle, an appeals court has granted a new trial to brad cooper, who has always insisted he is innocent. dan abrams and nancy grace here to weigh in. first, the latest on the case from abc's linsey davis. good morning, lyinsey. >> reporter: this morning, brad cooper is one step closer to having his day in court again. his lawyer says, she anticipates crucial testimony about her client's computer could just set him free. brad cooper deserves a retrial. that's the ruling of an appeals court that agrees with the defense's argument that cooper's attorneys were denied the right to present testimony from two,
key witnesses. >> if anyone knows anything, i just want them to contact the police. >> reporter: 34-year-old nancy cooper disappeared on july 12th, 2008. her husband claims she went for an early morning jog and never returned home. two days later, her body was found. >> nancy was murdered. and our investigation is now a homicide. >> this is the single most tragedy that's ever befallen our family. >> reporter: prosecutors alleged cooper killed her. upset over his wife's plans to divorce him and move to canada with their two daughters. the only direct evidence linking him to the murder, a google search on his laptop, showing the exact spot where her body was later discovered. cooper says he's innocent, alleging anyone who had access to his computer during the investigation, could have planted that evidence. >> find bradley cooper to be guilty of first-degree murder. >> reporter: the jury didn't buy
it. in 2011, he was convicted of first-degree murder, sentenced to life in prison without parole. but in tuesday's 56-page ruling, the appeals court said the judge should have allowed the defense's two computer experts to testify that cooper's computer could have been tampered with. and not doing so, constituted reversible error, requiring a new trial. in a statement to abc news, cooper's attorney says, she is very happy with the decision. saying, brad's trial was so unfair. i do not think in all of my 33 years of practice have i seen a case where a defendant was so completely stymied or prevented from presenting his defense to the critical issues in this case, no matter what he tried, than in this case. cooper's lawyer says the two witnesses who were not allowed to testify would have provided evidence that the google map files on his computer had, in fact, been tampered with. she says anyone with a little computer knowledge could have placed those files on his computer. robin? >> all right, linsey.
thanks so much. we're going to bring back our abc chief legal affairs anchor, dan abrams with me. and nancy grace. we're going to start in the studio with dan. was it the right decision here? >> i think it was. this is the most important piece of evidence in this case. imagine a google search for the exact spot where her body was found the day before it happened. and the defense wanted to present evidence that said that there were invalid time stamps, there was no cookie found. their experts believed it could have been planted or tampered with. that's crucial evidence the defense should have been able to present. and i think the appeals court made the right call. >> how about you, nancy? do you think it was the right decision to call for a new trial? >> i do think it was the right decision. but i don't think it's going to make a difference. there's so much evidence that this guy killed his wife that he's going to have the same outcome on the retrial. he's going to get life without parole all over again. >> i don't think there is that
much evidence. comparatively to other cases that we've seen, there's a lot of suspicion out there about him. of course, he is the husband in this case. but this was the key piece of evidence. when you talk -- when you go through all of the other evidence in the case, the defense had an argument against it. except for this piece of evidence. i think it's going to be a much closer case than nancy suggests. >> dan, they may have had an argument. but it didn't amount to a hill of beans. i mean, i assume you've seen "home alone 3," when kevin, the little boy, has his phone rerouted. this guy had his phone rerouted to make a call to himself to give himself an alibi while he's standing in front of a surveillance camera in front of a grocery store. come on. it's so obvious. he fights with her at a neighborhood party the night before. she's leaving him. she's going home to canada with his children. he's having an affair. he's been copying all of her e-mails back and forth to her lawyer and sending them to his
new website about himself. come on. a big fight the night before. and the next morning she's gone and dead. >> it doesn't prove murder. all that has been brought up, you're right, nancy, in court. there was 36 days of testimony in the first trial. >> first of all, i believe it was "home alone 2" not "home alone 3." >> "home alone 3" was when the phone was rerouted. check your facts. >> that one i will recheck. the issue with the phone, let's be clear what nancy's talking about here. he allegedly got a phone call that morning from his wife. if he got that phone call from his morning, it means that his wife was alive. it likely means he didn't do it. nancy is making the point that the prosecution was suggesting -- there wasn't an iota of evidence this actually happened. but the prosecution was suggesting that he could have effectively -- >> what do you do for a living? he is a telecommunications
expert with cisco. >> therefore, it means he could have done it, right? but that doesn't mean that he did do it. >> and just in case, surveillance didn't catch him squeezing the pineapple the first time in the grocery store, during the fake phone call. he did it again. and he had to come up with an idea, my wife said, not only do we need milk, we need detergent. back in front of the surveillance camera, to take another phone call. >> so, the prosecution in this case, basically said, that he created a fake phone call in effect, to himself, to make it seem like she called him. the problem with that is there was a lot of suggestion, a lot of might have, a lot of could have, but there wasn't direct evidence that it actually happened. that's why this case is going to be harder the second time. >> except she was dead in a drainpipe at the time the phone call was made. >> you would agree, nancy, if the phone call was made, that would be very helpful to the defense, right? if the call had been made. >> yeah. if it had been made. but i happen to know she was
dead at the time, facedown in the drainpipe. it wasn't made. he did it himself. >> one final question, nancy. pending a new trial, do you believe he should be released on bail? >> absolutely not. he should be on an appellate bond. he should have a new trial. under our constitution, you have a right to counterwhat the state brings on with your own expert. and i disagree with the trial judge. but i don't really believe -- and i think you're going to see this in the end, dan, that another jury is going to agree with the first jury. and maybe this time around, the defendant will have the guts to take the stand. >> we'll see. i think this could lead to a hung jury, make it a much tougher case for prosecutors. >> again, the first trial lasted more than a month. we'll see what happens. >> nice to be back with you, nancy. >> good to see you again, nancy. >> likewise. >> dan, thank you. let's get to sam. >> morning, robin. let's start with what's going on in the gulf coast. and anywhere from the texas end all the way around to south
florida, this will be an area of heavy rain. we have the front, the one that's cleared a good part of the country, that isn't clearing areas like this. look at beautiful panama city this morning. an earthcam view. but later today, the rains will start again. this is a very wet summer season for this zone. so, mobile, a place that had flooding yesterday, with an inch of rain in less than an hour, will again today pick up an inch to two inches of rain. where the thunderstorms and thunder showers light up. that's from new orleans, all the way to tallahassee, we think the heaviest rain will be. this zone in south texas, around corpus christi and to brownsville will pick up the heavy doses of rain. in comes the cooler air mass that will drop the temperatures. get ready for this. from chicago, to 82, all the way to friday, 77. boston, you're into the 60s. these are high temperatures. these aren't morning temperatures. new york city, dropping into the 70s and the low 70s at that, by good morning. i'm mike nicco.
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. the state supreme court begins a hearing this morning to decide if an undocumented immigrant can join the state bar and practice law. sergio c. garcia entered the u.s. illegally from mexico as a 17-month-old toddler. he eventually graduated from law school and passed the state bar exam. state bar officials recommend garcia be granted membership so he can practice law. meteorologist mike nicco checks out our forecast, i see a lot of sunshine, mike. >> there's going to be a lot again today. good morning, everybody. mostly sunny, a few clouds lingering along the coast, 70s around the bay, 80s inland, 60s at the coast.
let's jump ahead with your accuweather seven-day forecast and show you the heat for friday through the weekend. sue? new accident in the oakland area. this is 980 right at 18th and traffic is very slow in the area there. we also see a grind from highway 4 westbound 80 all the way into the macarthur maze. one hour. kristen? >> all right. thanks, sue. the news continues right now with "good morning america."
♪ i'm on the edge of glory good morning, america. it takes two to tango. >> that was great! >> 10. >> and this morning, we're revealing all of the couples. the entire cast of "dancing with the stars." speculation sizzling about the headliners who will go head-to-head. two, jaw-dropping cast members no one expected to see in the ballroom. now, we'll find out live. >> the champions of "dancing with the stars"! >> the dazzling dancing fun, kicking off live, right here on "good morning america." >> good job there, josh. such a wonderful, exciting crowd
outside here in times square. you hear the sirens. they went via syracuse. they're here. great anticipation. and the big moment, when the reveal is going to happen. the new cast of "dancing with the stars," is going to be incredible. >> they're headed to the east river. >> there they are, pulling in right there. we've been tracking them all morning long. there's tom and brooke coming into the studio right there. the big question is, who is inside that bus? is it one of your favorite celebrities? we'll find out now in less than 13 1/2 minutes. >> as we said, tom and brooke, hosts of "dancing with the stars." they are right outside. she's got that case. it's very official. inside that case -- >> that's not a change of clothes. >> it's not -- here comes tom. >> oh. >> hey. >> the names of the new show is
inside that case that brooke has, right? >> and we have the oscar votes. >> did you come by way the carolinas this morning? boy -- >> yeah. it was a bit of a drive. and one thing about a police escort in manhattan, the cabbies will still cut you off. they don't care. >> they don't care at all. >> they're all watching nbc apparently. they just cut us off. >> tom is safely at the desk. you want to know a little about the couples. how about this -- we're going to show them walking through a filtered screen. it is not possible to reveal them now. >> shaq. >> this could -- might make it easier to guess, who one or two of them are. >> the hulk. >> see who this one is. >> oh. >> i don't know. can she do a dog? >> or a shark? can you do a shark? >> the mystery continues. and there's the clock. 12 minutes and counting until the big reveal.
>> great to be here. >> thank you, tom. also, sharing this incredible weight loss series of photos. a woman clocked how much she lost over the period of a year. it was 88 pounds and the transformation is just stunning. those videos going viral. we'll show them in just a few minutes. first, the news from josh. >> we're going to get to the breaking news overnight, the death of ariel castro. the cleveland man who held three women captive for a decade. castro was found hanging in his jail cell. prison officials believe he committed suicide. castro was in protective custody though not on suicide watch. that means guards checked on him every half hour instead of keeping him under constant observation. breaking news, knot of houston, several people stabbed at a high school. one in critical condition. no word yet on any possible motive.
the president's credibility is not on the line if no action in syria. the president is in sweden building support following syria's alleged use of sarin gas on its own people. meanwhile here at home. a senate committee could vote on resolution supporting limited military action on that. a stunning turn of events in the case of a california principal arrested as the prime suspect in the brutal murder of her husband. this morning, leslie chance is out of jail and facing no charges. investigators insist that she gunned down her husband, todd, and dumped his body in a field. but the d.a. says there's not enough evidence right now to prosecute her. and a texas judge has ordered lance armstrong to answer questions under oath about his use of performance-enhancing drugs. an insurance company is suing armstrong, claiming fraud. and finally, a successful author is about to release a second book. this successful author is only 9 years old. yes.
at the tender age of 9. that's a single digit. colin naugthon has scored a deal to write not just one, or two, but five books. it's a series. his theme, helping kids face their fears. his first book was entitled "not so spooky halloween." his latest, "not so spooky bedtime." and it has tips for not being afraid. >> my favorite part about being an author is, well, helping the kids because, like, i'm a kid. and i have fears. like, everybody has fears. >> oh. that's a cute kid. we're told that colin's royalty checks are going straight into a college fund. so, colin, congratulations to you, young man. >> seriously. >> i wonder if he's afraid of his editor. >> you know what he's not afraid of? he's not afraid of his college fund. good for you, colin. >> he keeps up at this pace, he can skip college. >> really. i think you have a little
guest here for "pop news." >> i do. i do. it's a "dancing with the stars" edition of "pop news." with the one and only tom bergeron. >> i thought after the last time i was on "pop news," i wouldn't get invited back. >> you know how i am. >> i know. >> the naughtier the better. let's go, tom. hey, first some news in the movie industry. "fifty shades of grey" news that is. fans just found out who the stars are. and already, some don't have a grey area about their feelings. they want charlie hunnam and dakota johnson out. >> oh. >> yeah. >> literally two days after it's out. fans have signed a petition on change.org, calling for producers to replace them with "white collar" star matt bomer in the role of christian grey. and alexis bledel. >> wouldn't it be weird if ben affleck signed that petition? after all he's been through? >> i see what you did there. wrote on twitter, thank you so much for the passion that you have for this project.
you all rock. that's what she said. we might have added that on. and so happy to report that jon stewart is back on the air after a long three-month hiatus for we fans of the show. he was directing a film in jordan called "rosewater." we still hope it went well for you, john. when he was gone, john oliver filled in and did a great job. >> he really did. >> he sure did. >> he's going to get his own show. >> last night, jon talked about how happy he was to be back. take a look. >> i've missed you so much. >> listen to this. listen. >> you don't know what it's like out there in the real world. nobody applauds every stupid little thing you do. >> jon's 12-week break well-deserved.
he's been at the helm of "the daily show," since taking over for craig kilborn in 1999. >> i'm looking forward to the movie, too. >> there's a petition to recast the movie, too. >> is that a problem? on twitter. and finally, this has to be really quick, we have so much to do in honor of "dancing with the stars." we bring you dancing dogs with some serious moves. >> we've done that. >> this is just for you. tom, i really have nothing else to say. i just want everybody to get in the mood. in mere moments, everybody, you're going to meet the new cast of this year's "dancing with the stars." and these guys are not among them. >> are you sure they're just dancing? >> those dogs are just dancing, tom. >> okay. looks like "fifty shades of grey" poodle. >> sam, save us. >> how? how does it happen that i get to do weather after that? how does that happen? one of two things we want to share with you. we're going to start with northwestern storms. this is where the corner of the country that all of the storms have been shoved up to.
these were the storms that caused flooding in the northwest. and it's unusual for seattle to have a thunderstorm move through the area. but it's likely you'll see one into today. into portland, idaho, a bigger chance of getting the powerful thunderstorms. here's where the heat stays. you can see the numbers are coming back up. the cooler shot of air is around the great lakes and goes into the northeast. it does not move south. st. louis-south, you're back into the heat and stay there. atlanta is 89. dallas is 99. denver, you're 95. remember, we were talking about two or three days in a row of near record-setting heat f good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco with your bay area microclimate forecast. today and tomorrow, mostly sunny with near normal temperatures, but it's going to get hot away from our beaches friday, saturday, and sunday. today's temperatures upper 60s along the coast, 70s throughout the bay shore and some 80s inland. tonight most of the clouds will be around the coast in the bay, temperatures mid-50s to low 60s. here's your accuweather seven-day forecast. check out friday, saturday, and su
what's ahead for the "morning menu"? >> thank you for asking, sam. here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." the incredible shape-shifting transformation. and i don't know if you heard. but the "dancing with the stars" cast revealed here on "gma." we'll also tell you which of the dancers they'll be paired with. there are some shocking revelations behind that shadow wall. it's all coming up live on "gma." [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ ♪
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and the audience is ready. a few minutes until we reveal the cast of "dancing with the stars." right now, our "gma heat index," the hottest storiy ies trending right now. starting with images of one woman's dramatic transformation. she lost 88 pounds in a year. and abbie boudreau reports the pictures have captured the attention of millions. >> reporter: this five-second animation says it all. the shape-shifting transformation amanda achieved in one year. >> i had low self-esteem. >> reporter: starting at 222 pounds, amanda took these five photos of her remarkable weight loss, hoping they would inspire her to stay on track. >> i knew i had to start somewhere. and i figured, if i did it at least once a month, after the end of however long it took, i would have this really cool end product. >> reporter: but in the year since she posted the pictures, she's gotten nearly 3 million views.
one person apparently so inspired, he made this animated before and after time lapse, which is now going viral. amanda says eating a high-protein diet, portion control and exercise is to thank for her new weight. but what has so many buzzing, is how drastically her body changes in the photos. >> the waist got smaller. but the more significant changes occur inside our bodies. change of one sense of self, to physiology, to internal metabolism. >> reporter: amanda isn't the only person snapping weight loss selfies for motivation. julia snapped herself in 200 different outfits during her weight loss journey last year. >> it's unbelievable for me to think about where i am right now and think about who i was at that time. >> reporter: as for amanda, along with her whole, new body, she says she's focusing on her health and helping others. >> i don't think i was actually fully prepared for the amount of
emotional investment. people bare their souls when they want to take back their health. >> reporter: even when it comes in the form of a little motivational animation. for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> congratulations. >> slow and steady wins the race. >> absolutely. speaking of awesome, it's that time. here we go. big new season. "dancing with the stars." the wait is finally over. our host tom bergeron, brooke burke-charvet. >> we have a lot of excitement. and it's that time. >> it's time. here we go. >> it's time to reveal the cast of season 17. are you ready for this? >> let's do it. >> first person, mtv execs knew they had sure thing when they cast this pint-sized reality
series. they give her her own spin-off, let's bring on the star of 'jersey shore," and "snooki and jwoww," snooki. >> all right. welcome, snooki. number two, he was a wide receiver the nfl for 11 years, scoring a total of 64 touchdowns and wracking more than 10,500 yards. let's hear it, everyone, for keyshawn johnson. [ cheers and applause ] >> very excited about this person joining us. she has truly defied the odds earlier this year, after being diagnosed with a terminal disease.
she was told she had just a few months to live. it is now september. we don't need to do the math to know what a fighter valerie harper is. it's a privilege and an honor to welcome valerie harper to our season 17 cast. [ cheers and applause ] >> we're so happy to have you here, valerie. welcome. all right. this next star spends his days dancing around some pretty little liars on the hit abc family drama. put your hands together for brant doherty. very cute, too. >> showing a favorite this early in the competition. >> wonder who he's work dancing with. >> this star wears many hats for
someone so young. will she add "dancing with the stars" champ to the list? come on out, christina millian. [ cheers and applause ] >> all right, everyone. this man taught us everything we wanted to know about science but never knew to ask. give it up, everyone, for bill nye the science guy. [ cheers and applause ] >> good morning. good morning. >> the man can wear a bow tie. she was saved by the bell before shot as noemi malone in "showgirls." put your hands together for
elizabeth berkeley. >> welcome, elizabeth. all right, color us happy. my kids are going to be so excited to hear this next name. this "high school musical" alum, here is corbin blue. come on out. >> it is with great glee and a certain amount of punning that i introduce this next star. ladies and gentlemen, amber riley. [ cheers and applause ] >> hi. hey.
>> love her. all right. our next star has parlayed his brand of country comedy into a multiplatinum recording career, complete with a grammy nomination. please welcome comedian bill engvall. [ cheers and applause ] >> how are you? vote for me. yeah. yeah. >> this next star, no stranger to reality tv. in fact, you can say it runs in his family. please welcome jack osbourne. [ cheers and applause ]
>> all right. now, hang on. let's do a headcount because there's only 11 stars here. and i know we've got one more. >> we do have one more. and our 12th star is joining us from abc's los angeles bureau because she overslept. she got her tv start at the head of the class before moving on to star in "the king of queens." let's have a royal welcome for leah remini. you look marvelous, my dear. all right. that's our cast. >> there you have it. >> this is absolutely wonderful. looking good. and i like some of the steps and moves you all made already. congratulations. you're all winners in our book. all winners. good to see you.
we were blowing kissers from afar. no, no, no. tell us, valerie, because we have been praying. we have been wishing the very best for you. how are you health-wise right now? >> well, the brain scan that you get every two months are looking better and better and better. and my doctors, the neurologist, and my lung cancer because that's what it is. it's in the brain but it's not brain cancer. they are just delighted that i'm moving in the right direction. so, as my husband said, let's just buy time now. >> that's it. [ cheers and applause ] >> we cannot wait to see you on the dance floor. let's bring leah in right now. you did time on "saved by the bell," with elizabeth berkly, i believe. size up the competition. how does it look? >> pretty stiff.
>> did you do any dancing on "saved by the bell"? >> here and there. >> not me. >> that sort of counts. >> we're buying time, as lara tries to make her way -- >> hi, everybody. >> really good. >> that's just one of my moves. i want to talk to jack. how are you? >> good. >> so excited to see you're joining the cast. i want to ask if momma, sharon, had advice for you as you entered this journey? >> i think it was more just have fun. >> really? >> that's all you can really do. >> just let it rip, right? >> exactly. >> go for it. >> however good or bad that looks. >> you're adrenaline junkie. done the running with the bulls thing. what do you think your signature move right be? >> that's a tough one. i don't know. but when i learn it, i'll be sure to let you know. >> you might want to get on that. >> absolutely. >> on the other end here,
keyshawn. athletes have done very well, including three from the nfl who are winners. are you feeling the heat a little bit? >> don't ask me why i'm here. i do feel the heat a little bit. but you know, hopefully my dance partner will whip me in shape and i'll be all right. >> you have your dancing shoes on. >> not quite. but i'm all right. i think i'll be okay. >> you got big shoes to fill. i know you can do that. all right. >> snooki, you're the second "jersey shore" cast member to make it. mike "the situation" made it. but you have an advantage over him. cheerleading. are we going to see some of those moves? >> i hope. i did eight years of gymnastics. six years of cheerleading. i'll bring it. >> we're going to meet the partners in a minute. be back with much more "dancing with the stars."
good morning. i'm kristen sze. two people are dead in san leandro following an early morning fire at a trailer park. the fire started inside a trailer home at the park on grand avenue just after 3:30. neighbors described one of the victims as an elderly disabled woman. firefighters are still looking into the cause of the fire. there could be major delays on the new bay brain damage commute again today, especially in the evening. the highway patrol has noticed slower traffic on the bridge as drivers slow down to take in the sights at the new eastern span. the chp says it could take a week for the novelty to wear off. let's see if sue hall has any advice for us in the men time. >> continues to be a grind on the new span as well as behind the toll plaza. right now, clearing stage of this accident northbound 85
50s in the north bay, low to mid-60s for the rest of us. your accuweather seven-day forecast, temperat [ cheers and applause ] ♪ so much going on here in times square this morning. there they are, the "dancing with the stars" troupe dancers. dancing. they are heating it up already. we just learned the new celebrities. in just a minute, we're going to see a little more. >> in times square. want to keep the party going. getting back to our huge "dancing with the stars" reveal. >> watching those dancers in times square -- their eyes got that wide. that's going to be us in a couple weeks. obviously, we just met our stars. but sammy? >> who are they dancing with? your partner can mean everything. yep. it really can. who are the partnerships? >> you kick it off.
>> here we go, nicole, snooki, nicole. you'll be dancing with sasha farber, making his debut as a pro dancer, after a few years as a troupe dancer. >> could fit in his pocket. >> congratulations, nicole. >> i love it. >> now, keyshawn, we've teamed you up with shanna burgess, debuted last season after three years in the dance troupe. >> all right. valerie, here's hoping that you have the luck of the irish. your partner, tristan macmanus. >> he's so sweet. >> all right.
>> how are you? >> tristan, how many pros have we brought out so far? >> let me get my -- three. >> three. >> you get to share the dance floor with peta murgatroyd. >> christina, you lucky girl. you got two-time champ, mark ballas as your partner. [ cheers and applause ] >> definitely not my place. >> nice look. >> now, bill nye, you'll be stepping out with one of our brand-new dancers. she's been on our results show and some of our performance
shows in the past. tine stickline. she has been dancing since she was 3 years old. and also in "high school musical 2." >> elizabeth, you'll be teaming up with val chmerkovskiy, who has been a semifinalist two seasons running. come on out, val. >> oh. >> go, val. go, val. >> rocking those pajamas, val. really. all right. corbin, you'll be dancing with karina smirnoff, who took third place with jacoby jones last season.
[ applause ] >> thank you. >> i think i'm supposed to go this way. >> come on, karina. way too early for that, karina. >> work it out. amber, we've teamed you up with last season's winner and my old partner, champion derek hough. he's also the only dancer to lay claim to four mirrorball trophies. come on, derek. lucky girl, amber. >> and, bill, you'll be paired with emma slater, after a couple seasons with the troupe is joining the professionals ranks. emma, come on out. >> thank you. >> oh, yeah. >> bill's a happy man.
>> it's just a little brighter. >> so far, so good. jack, you're going to be dancing with cheryl burke, who won two seasons back-to-back. come on out, cheryl. [ cheers and applause ] >> all right. and finally, layla will be partners with tony dovolani who took the all-star edition of "dancing with the stars." >> hi, tony. >> hi, guys. >> miss you. >> enamel of toothiness. >> let's catch up with all. derek hough. you got it done with kellie
pickler. how is it going to go with amber? >> we've been in the studio. and amber is a lot of fun. we're ready to dance. >> nice. >> i'm excited. >> this could be a really interesting couple. i'm excited. >> we're going to have a lot of fun. >> jack, you are one lucky man, my friend. you have cheryl burke. cheryl, you had a couple reality stars already. >> yes, i have. >> they're just the most difficult stars to deal with. they really are. >> what is it going to take to make jack win this whole thing? >> well, your goal is to beat kelly, right? >> yeah. >> take it step-by-step. >> and some freak accident when everyone breaks their ankles. >> i'm very impressed so far. very impressed, jack. >> we want to talk to tony and leah. you're on remote. i'm sure you're already practicing. tony, wynonna and you didn't go as far as you would have liked
to. how are you going to change that with leah? what's the game plan? >> i think she's an amazing person. when people get to know her, they're going to want to keep voting. she's going to work really hard to make everybody proud. >> i like it. >> nice. val, we know elizabeth can dance. that may be some added pressure. what can we expect? >> we can expect her to dance. >> there you go. >> he's going to take it all -- i haven't danced in a long time, since i was a kid. so, it's almost harder to revisit something. and i've never done ballroom in my life. >> never done ballroom with me. >> last season, you were paired with dorothy hamill and she had to withdraw in like the second week. now, you've got a real fighter with the lady that we all love and is a big fan. and by the way, we're crazy about this lady. she's a friend of the show.
what do you see -- what do you see ahead for the season? >> um, i don't know. it's certainly going to be fun. but i think everyone needs someone to root for. and everyone needs a bit of inspiration, whether it's dancing or just taking part in something. i've got that. and hopefully she does all right. >> yeah. nudge, nudge. and my mother's maiden name is mcconnell. >> all right. there you go. >> irish group right there. >> thank god for valerie's attitude because, tristan, your pep talk sucked. >> we're running out of time. i want to ask karina, my love, you're looking beautiful, as always. how is it going so far with corbin? >> it's going great. we started three rehearsals in or four. and he's been my dream partner
for a while. i hope it doesn't turn into a nightmare. >> it won't. this russian is whooping me into shape. this is fantastic. i'm having a blast. >> i want to be able to have fun. but i tell you, at 24, my back should not be hurting this much. >> come on. you got him. you got him. >> bill, you guys got him. >> i'm not going down. but we are already on dancing on week three. week one and week two down. >> we've been having a while. >> two words. elton john, "good-bye yellow brick road." >> quick last look at the weather. check of the nation's weather. i want to hear the 24-year-old talk about back pain. i just -- there's got to be something else. let's get to the boards. we're going on with one or two things we want to share with
you. your pictures from all across the country. show you what it looks like from washington, all the way across to murfreesboro, tennessee. and the rain is going to stay in the south. we showed you a live shot this morning. and some of the gulf coast is looking nice to start the morning as the showers roll through, from corpus to new orleans and pensacola, you're going to be hitting the heavy showers today. elsewhere in the country, we are good morning. i'm mike nicco. check out the near total sunshine today, temperatures pretty close the average, 6 to 70 along the coast, around the bay, 71 to 80, 76 in north bay, 86 in >> all that weather was brought to you by clairton. there's lots more coming up, like your twitter questions to the dancers and the stars. coming up next.
all right. we're back with the cast of "dancing with the stars." you can see the chemistry. i think it's safe to say, there's chemistry brewing right here. >> this is exciting. we have good chemistry. and that's something you can't force. that i know, you know. >> oh. oh. >> i know -- >> good luck to both of you. >> always plays to the audience for the votes. the number across the screen here. brant, people may not be as familiar with you. but you're about to make your feature film debut. tell us about that.
>> it's called "the starter game." it's a spoof to "the hunger games." i play dale, a spoof of liam hemsworth. going to be hilarious. >> already done? >> going to be in films september 8th. i have no time to do anything else. >> robin, i know you love the dancing shoes. my girls at home would be jealous. i heard you have a closet set aside for just one particular sneaker? >> yes. >> what is this about? >> i have an obsession for jordan, the sneakers. i have pretty much all of them. >> derek's thinking of the choreography. >> i have a specific closet for them.
>> i think bill has a fascination with shoes. >> we know you're one of the funniest guys in the world. i learned from your bio that you will do anything to attract the ladies. >> pretty much. i meant to say attract. >> i was never convicted of the attack. >> how will you attract -- not attack -- the judges' attention? >> i think it's going to be difficult because they're looking for precise movements. and i'm not a precise guy. >> you're more free-flow. >> so, i have set up a special bank account that is in all three of the judges' names and they can withdraw whatever they want whenever they want. >> that's a good game plan. >> that works. christina and mark. i like this look, mark. i like what you have going on here. your baggage wasn't lost or anything like that? >> it's a bad combination.
corbin's short on, val's pants on. derek's socks on. >> you are so fortunate to have this man. >> tell me about it. >> let's talk about your sisters. don't you photograph your sisters a lot? >> my sisters. my daughter. my sisters were really close to my mom and all of us. but my little one, she loves to dance. i'm looking forward to bringing her to one of our rehearsals. >> we're going to see instagrams. >> you know. >> i can feel it already. >> bill nye, you were the biggest surprise to me of everyone on this stage. the science guy, doing the dance. how are you going to apply that knowledge to the dance floor? >> it's all physics. it's all study of motion. i got something going that you may not be aware of. >> i'm sure i'm not. yeah. >> i was telling you.
it's my secret weapon. >> how is your physics? >> it's outstanding. outstanding. >> i want you to expand on that. one of our "gma" viewers has tweeted this question -- will bill nye incorporate experiments into his routine? >> i encourage you all to stay tuned. >> it will be explosive. >> i didn't say that. i didn't say that. but i think there will be a theme. i've got a choreographer. >> i would like to see a new move, like the test tube. >> bring it. we're going to tear it up. i will say -- i like our chances. this is our chance to -- awfully good. i'm feeling great. >> as you should. >> it's really exciting to see everybody. this is a blast. >> a wonderful cast here. coming up, a very special performance by the "dancing with
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