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good morning, america. new overnight -- disturbing details on how the terrifying rampage at l.a.x. played out. the alleged gunman hunting down his targets, as we learn about his state of mind. >> it's blowing everyone's mind. everyone is kind of shocked. >> this, as former classmates weigh in as the shy kid who may have been the target of bullies. breaking overnight -- what happened on the so-called wheel of death. a cirque du soleil performer plunging to the ground. we have the latest on his condition. fireball caught on tape. how would you like to see this heading straight for your home? >> oh, my god! >> all too real for homeowners stunned by what came down the power lines. and that is not an alligator suitcase.
passengers stunned by the creature found crawling around at one of america's busiest airports. hey, good morning, everybody. and an important reminder on this sunday, november 3rd, it's fall back. so, you got to make sure all of the clocks are turned back. i think i can speak for my compadres, that this is like christmas, new year's day rolled into one. >> i didn't really feel it. i'm still tired. i needed more than an hour. >> a little less tired. >> i put the alarm. i forgot one. >> she was up tracking forecasts much earlier this morning. >> ron had less caffeine in his iv drip this morning. >> that's the key there. >> we're all happy campers this morning. also ahead this morning -- take a look at this picture out of seattle, powerful storms toppled trees. knocked out power for 200,000 homes and businesses. it's a crazy scene.
waves actually crashed over a bridge, forcing drivers to abandon their cars as it started to sway. it's incredible video. >> ginger will have much more on that coming up. also, we want to show you a live shot. this is staten island in new york city, the starting line in new york city marathon, the biggest race since the boston marathon bombing in april. security, as you imagine, is super tight over every inch of the course. we'll be talking about this coming up. >> 45,000 runners expected to participate this year. also, speaking of marathon, we have an inspiring story of a mom, dad and their sons running in the race, why the identical twins won't let their challenges slow them down in this race to the finish. you don't want to miss this running. for the twins, it's a form of therapy. >> it's a great story. we'll start here this half-hour with the latest on the shooting at l.a.x. we're learning more about the suspect paul ciancia. who's now facing federal murder charges, as we're learning more about what actually happened in the moment of crisis and what was written on the note that he
was carrying in his bag. abc's david wright has been covering the story from the jump. he's at l.a.x. this morning. david, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this morning, the alleged gunman is in a hospital room a few miles away from here, said to be unresponsive after a gunshot wound to the head. if he ever does regain consciousness, he'll face charges that could take the death penalty. the criminal complaint filed in federal court saturday includes chilling new details about the rampage. the fbi said that he was dropped off at l.a.x. friday morning, in his bag, a smith and wesson assault rifle like this one, with five extra magazines, fully loaded. the fbi alleges that he walked up to the tsa check point and fired multiple shots at point blank range to a tsa officer. >> in these circumstances, the defendant faces either maximum penalty of life without
the possibility of parole or the potential of the imposition of the death penalty. >> reporter: according to the complaint, as he moved up the escalator, he looked back at the wounded officer who, in video appeared to move, and returned to shoot the officer again, killing him, ciancia then allegedly gunned down two more tsa officers. a chase through the terminal, ended at the food court, ending at the boarding gate, where airport police shot him four times. >> he made a conscience decision to kill multiple tsa employees. >> reporter: the fbi said that the handwritten letter found in his bag erased any doubt. the letter, signed by ciancia, addresses the tsa directly and says he intended to, quote, instill fear on your traitorous minds. the widow of 38-yard gerardo hernandez, the father of two, found himself in the line of fire, read a brief statement to
reporters outside their home. >> i am truly devastated. we are all heartbroken and we'll miss him dearly. >> reporter: this morning, the iconic pillars of light, the symbol of l.a.x., 100 feet tall, are lit tsa blue in honor of the slain tsa man. as of this morning, all airlines, all terminals for the first time are back to normal operations. but as you can imagine for the many who work here and the thousands passes through, it's not easy to shake this. bianna? >> so many people still rattled by that event. david, all right, thanks to you. while the suspect's motive remains a mystery this morning, we're learning more about the people who knew him, there are warning signs who could hold clues as to why he went on the shooting spree targeting tsa workers. abc's gio benitez has been covering the story. good morning. >> reporter: some of his classmates said that he was bullied. and that nobody really knew him. he was a so-called loaner and really, his life was a secret. this morning, a clearer picture of two different paul ciancias, the man allegedly responsible
for friday's shooting rampage and the french horn player, classmates from this delaware catholic school remember as an introvert. perhaps even a target for bullies. >> this guy was in my senior class. it's blowing everyone's mind. everyone is shocked. >> reporter: jeff said he saw him every morning for at least three years. >> yeah, he was a loaner. it a lunch, he sat by himself. >> reporter: he graduated in 2008, moving to los angeles, we learned he lived in this apartment building in a well-to-do neighborhood. this man was his roommate. >> i am shocked, trying to wrap my mind around it. >> reporter: sources say a note found at friday's scene showed ciancia may have anti-government views. >> never any kind of -- about any hatred group or anything like that. >> reporter: ciancia moved out in february. >> he said that he was going to new jersey. to work for his dad. and he had family problems. >> reporter: instead police said he sent an ominous text message to his younger brother talking about possible suicide and now he's accused of murdering a tsa officer and sources say it appears that he was ready to die in the l.a.x. shootout.
and that high school class mate tells us that it was a small school, everybody knew each other. but for some reason, they shay ciancia kept to himself. only a few people there kept to themselves. >> sometimes this is something we often hear in cases like this. gio, thank you. a scary and dangerous moment on the las vegas strip. at a performance put on the cirque du soleil. an acrobat, performing on the wheel of death, high above the stage, slipping and falling with the audience looking on horrified. this comes just four months after another fall in vegas and abc's tai hernandez is on the story. good morning. >> reporter: we're told by the hospital now that that performer is in serious condition, cirque du soleil is known for its death-defying stunts. and the wheel of death is no exception. performers run, even jump rope, on the spinning wheel, 40 feet above the ground. so, you can imagine the audience's reaction when he fell.
friends and fellow acrobats tell abc news that junior espinoza is doing well this morning after he slipped and fell from the 40-foot-tall wheel of death friday night. the accident brought the performance of the cirque du soleil show in las vegas to a terrifying halt. while they don't name names, they stated overnight that a performer is in stable condition and expected to be released from the hospital in the next few days. in the past, performers have defended the show's safety records. >> we all have huge safety routines we go through, the artists, the riggers, the staff. there's so many safety measures in place. >> reporter: in 2011, cirque du soleil gave "good morning america" cameras a rare look behind the scenes. to show how performers take proper precautions. but this accident comes just days after nevada regulators fined cirque du soleil following an incident four months ago, when an experienced acrobatic sarah guillot-guyard
fell to her death during the show. a first for cirque du soleil. >> her body just seemed like very out of control, grabbing at the air, trying to grab for anything. >> reporter: it's a tragedy facebook fans are happy didn't happen twice. wishing all well at zarkana and hoping for a speedy recovery. espinoza is considered lucky to be alive after the high-risk stunts on the wheel of death. the wheel of death will be returned to the show once he comes back to perform. but right now there's no word on when that will be. >> tai, thank you. a reminder how dangerous the stunts really are. all right, time for a check of the other headlines. ron claiborne. >> hey, bianna and dan. good morning, everyone. in the news secretary of state john kerry is in egypt this morning, he arrived overnight, the first visit to the country since the ouster of egyptian president morsi. that was back in july, which led the u.s. to suspend some aid to egypt. the visit coincides with a
protest by morsi supporters who protested outside the supreme court. morsi goes on trial. that's schedule to begin tomorrow. and new this morning, we're learning more about the condition of former south african president nelson mandela, he's at home now after spending 12 weeks at a hospital with a lung infection earlier this summer. on saturday, a close friend updated reporters on mandela's condition, quoted him saying this. >> i am not ill. i'm just old. he is fine. he's out of hospital. he's at home. >> all right, the comments came during a question and answer session for a new movie about mandela's life that will be released in this country around thanksgiving. and denver broncos head coach john fox was rushed to the hospital on saturday after feeling lightheaded. now, doctors say he'll undergo aortic heart valve replacement next week. fox is expected to miss several games while he recovers. the broncos have the second best record in the nfl as of now. some pieces of football
history on sale in houston, texas, hundreds -- pay attention to this, bianna -- lined up to buy pieces of the famous houston astrodome. i think it's now called the reliant dome. everything from seats to patches of the iconic astroturf up for grabs for a price. the dome, once called the eighth wonder of the world, it's been closed since 2009. a voter referendum will decide its fate. and a 6-year-old boy is recovering after bitten by a shark off the coast at miami beach. logan hamby was wading in the water when the shark latched on to his foot. he was rushed to the hospital, where he had his foot stitched up. as you see there, he is doing much better. and finally, quite a surprise for a security worker at chicago's o'hare airport, an alligator, this alligator, in fact, was hanging out underneath the escalator there at the airport. airport workers responded, scooping the an map up with a
broom and dust pan. now, they're trying to figure out how the gator got there and now what to do with that gator. >> is it an alligator or an iguana? >> it's bigger than the one you wrestled with. okay? >> i thought that you would you proud of me. >> remember that one? >> yeah, i remember that one. a few years ago. >> bianna wrestled with a gator a few years ago and won. >> very scared. >> a gator of similar size. >> thanks, ron. well, there's a new book coming out creating a lot of buzz and complications for new jersey governor chris christie. who's in the middle of a re-election campaign. >> that's right, the book is called double down. republican nominee mitt romney considered tapping christie as a running mate. but declined over fears of his temper, medical history and spending. let's bring in george stephanopoulos, who has a show coming up this morning, is this likely to hurt governor christie as he contemplates a run for president? >> i'm not sure. one of the things it shows tension between governor christie and mitt romney. and mitt romney's campaign. christie is the future. mitt romney's campaign is the past. they did leaked all kinds of information from his vetting file. it's pretty clear from this book that governor romney had a lot
of questions about chris christie, he said that he was always showing up late for events, was arrogant, and even making fun of his weight. but i don't think so. and we're what seeing with governor christie right now, he is cruising to re-election tuesday in new jersey. republican in a blue state. probably going to be the first republican to get more than 50% of the vote. he hasn't been coy at all about the fact if he wins on tuesday he'll be laying the groundwork for a possible presidential campaign. >> and he pretty much brushed off the allegations in the book. >> said they are trying to sell book, exactly. >> the book also talked about the complicated relationship between the president and president clinton as well. very interesting book. i want to talk about the president's website. health yncare.gov. it's not up due to extended maintenance problems. this is starting to affect the president in the poll. >> no question about it. his approval rating is 42%. lowest approval rating of his second term and it's been dropping all through this month
and it fits into a pattern of the stories right now that the president isn't in control. he didn't know about the nsa spying on his allies. he wasn't aware of the problems with the website. this is something that the white house is going to have to turn around. and it does beg a question, given the fact that the white house and the president knew how important implementation of this affordable care act was, how did they get so far without knowing how significant the problems were? >> it's a huge embarrassment. hhs secretary sebelius really took a beating before congress last week. they say it's going to be up by mid-november. if that doesn't happen, how much trouble is he in? >> i think they're going to have to delay of the demands of the affordable care act. the white house insists that they're making progress on these problems and the website problems will be fixed by the end of november. >> among many topics will be covering on the show. thank you, george. be sure to tune into "this week" with george stephanopoulos later this morning, george goes one-on-one with white house senior adviser dan pfeiffer and republican senator rand paul. all right, take a look at this extraordinary new video. this came out overnight, it's a
fireball roaring along power lines right in the middle of a suburban neighborhood and abc's susan saulny tracked down the guys who shot this video. >> reporter: when the griffith family lost power friday morning in montreal, they never expected to see this. some kind of an electrically fueled mass, a fireball, blazing down the power lines toward their house. watch again, as the oncoming surge approaches, the second one that day, he had his camera ready. >> what we saw was this fireball barrelling down the power lines emanating an extreme amount of heat that forced us back inside because it was so, so hot. >> reporter: he put the video up on youtube friday. it has since gone viral. is this morning, it's already racked up more than 1 million hits. >> it was like a surge. it was literally like a fire ball, that is the only way i can describe it. >> reporter: online users have been chiming in, some calling the result of a high impetus
electrical fault. >> that's the first time i have seen anything like that. i appreciate people saying, just thanking me for showing something they have never seen before. >> wow, that is frightening. >> yeah, thanks to abc's susan saulny for doing that report. i can tell you, if that was happening in front of my house, i would not have the where with all to continue filming. speaking of somebody who's very brave, let's get it over to abc's ginger zee who has the forecast for the nation. >> i have seen a few power lines snap in my time. yes, absolutely. you know it was happening in seattle yesterday, power lines being ripped down. hundreds of thousands. that's right, almost 200,000 at one point without power in the northwest. ferocious winds. look at corral creek, idaho. 64-mile-per-hour gust. places like spokane, right around 50. seattle, washington, had a 47-mile-per-hour gust. this is what it looks like. you saw a brief image of it at the top of the show. we have to show you it again.
this is the 520 bridge, connects the 5 and the 405. it was swaying so much and so many waves coming up and over it, about 50 cars were parked and they were scared, they walked off the bridge until they could get back safely. lake washington, looked like a churning sea. it was a mess. today's going to be a lot calmer. that's great news, that low moves off to the east. and here in seattle, you'll see a high around 47 and some of the olympic cascades, got 6 to 12 inches of show, you'll see a few more inches. other than that, it's calmer, much better. the other headline would be the cold northeast. who's ready for the coldest year of the season? anybody? didn't get a lot of votes. this is tomorrow morning. philadelphia. pittsburgh, 25. it's not going to stick around for long. we're going to see some warming. look at the numbers for the next four days. new york city gets to 63 by wednesday. raleigh, in the 70s. you just have to deal with one or two cold days and it will
warm up. that's the big picture. >> you know, dan, ron always has such great weather questions. he's like, where is the wind going to go? i said, ron, you'll have to wait until the next half-hour. because it moves east. >> i want to know now. >> too bad. you have to wait. >> just like that. >> tell him like it is. >> confusing. it's going to be cold, warm. ginger. >> i know. >> it's cold in new york today. what's also happening in new york today, a lot of heightened security.
a big day for the new york city marathon. less than seven months of the boston marathon. a year after the big race was canceled due to hurricane sandy. >> abc's linzie janis is at the starting line. with stories of some very inspiring runners. linzie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan and bianna, it's a cold, cold morning out here, but organizers say this marathon is back better and safer than ever, police pulling out all of the stops to protect the world's biggest marathon. they have eyes in the air, on the water, and thousands of officers lining the route. there's expected to be 48,000 runners and 2 million spectators. the runners milling around behind me, trying to stay warm before the race. the race is 26.2 miles starting here in staten island and ending in central park. of course, many inspiring stories. but we had a chance to meet up with one incredible family as they geared up for today. for the schneider family,
running is so much more than a sport or a way to keep fit. >> this is our number one main activity as a family. everything else kind of comes second to running. >> reporter: 23-year-old identical twins alex and jamie are severely autistic. >> on the spectrum they're at the very bottom. both of them are nonverbal. >> reporter: running has given them joy and relief from the frustrations of not being able to communicate. when the boys were 8 years old, dad allen noticed how much they liked to chase him around. then when the twins were 15, the twins found their calling. >> we found out about a club that offered volunteers to run with individuals with disabilities. they said these guys are amazing. >> reporter: they have been racking up medals ever since. >> they have done about 130 races, from 5ks to marathons and everything in between. >> reporter: both boys have to run with the assistance of a guide. >> the coaches have a hard job,
they have to help and navigate around other runners. >> if they have to stop to go to the bathroom, making sure the laces are tied. >> reporter: but when it comes to running styles, the twins couldn't be more different. describe what it's like to run with him. >> he's born to run. i have to cheat on the off-days, when we don't run together, i'll sneak in four, five miles just so i can stay in good enough shape. >> reporter: for jamie who runs with his dad, it's all about the experience. >> jamie will stop at every water stop. he wants to shake hands with people. >> reporter: it's a nice bonding experience. >> i try to explain to people that there's not a lot i can share with him. but when we're running, it's an unspoken language going on. it's been wonderful. >> reporter: robin and allen said they don't know where their family will be without running. >> they don't live a normal life, so this is something that really connects with them and
makes them happy. >> yeah. >> now, the twins are running today for the association for science and autism treatments. alex is hoping to beat his personal best. three hours and 23 minutes, which he said in boston. jamie just hoping to get through this race. he hadn't finished in boston when those bombs went off. he was traumatized by the chaos so today he'll be running with his ipod. but a very inspiring pair, dan and bianna. >> as you mentioned, linzie, this really is a bonding experience for the entire family. you're reminded how many stories are similar out there with the runners. >> a lot of people running today ran in boston. and this is a big comeback for people. linzie, thank you very much for that reporting. great story. and coming up on "good morning america" -- harry hacked. prosecutors say that the prince's voice mail messages were illegally intercepted by british tabloids. the juicy scoops they were allegedly trying to get. we'll tell you about them coming up. >> making a lot of headlines
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i ho'm not i hope i'm not interrupting. >> ah, michelle, you're never interrupting. >> good to see you, mrs. obama. >> yeah, kerry washington never interrupting, either, there you see the actress channeling her alter ego olivia pope. she gave "snl" cast members some advice. one of my favorite shows, i'm glad that she was on last night. one of my favorite shows is you know. "scandal." >> she loves it so much that she can't remember the name. >> that's what happens. >> with that extra hour of sleep. >> line? feed me the line. >> exactly. >> okay, good morning, america. i'm an embarrassed bianna golodryga. >> and i'm dan harris. alongside bianna golodryga on this sunday, november 3rd. also coming up -- oprah may have called this the biggest yard sale ever, more on the wild bidding at her -- what is her name again? >> oprah.
"scandal." >> getting old? but first this half-hour, how the british royal family is figuring into a sensational phone hacking trial, now making front-page news. >> that's right. there's a steamier, sexier side to it. also exposed, an alleged affair between two top editors. this has to do with prince harry. more on the scandal from london. good morning, jeffrey. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's the sleazy stuff of tabloid headlines. this time, it's rupert murdoch's own editors who are making the headlines. it's all over the papers here. they are on trial and in court this week, we heard they would stop at nothing to get a story. moments of personal angst that became splashy headlines in rupert murdoch's tabloids. a panicked prince harry call his secretary pleading for help on his college essay. his message, i have got most of the stuff but if you have any extra information or websites
you know off, please, please, please e-mail it to me. or text me. prince william is "shot" with harmless blanks during a military training exercise. how did the reporters do it? they eavesdropped on private voice mails. this week murdoch's senior executives are in court, facing criminal charges including conspiring to intercept voice mail messages. accused of putting themselves above the law to invade people's private lives, all for sensational stories and increased newspaper sales. >> i'm sure they thought that nobody was going to catch them. if they did catch them that nobody was going to do anything, nobody would take them on. if they took them on the revenge, the organization can hit back, and hit back hard. >> reporter: this scandal closed the "news of the world" in 2011. it was britain's biggest selling newspaper. hugely profitable and no wonder, it had stories no one else could match. in an e-mail, a royal reporter
asked the editor andy coulson for permission to illegally pay a police officer for confidential phone directories of the royal family. this is fine, responded coulson, who then went on to become press secretary to britain's prime minister david cameron. and how's this for an iconic twist? this week the two senior editors involved in this case had their own private lives exposed in the headlines of the tabloids here when it was revealed they had a secret, six-year love affair, proof said the prosecution they conspired together to break the law. now, they get to experience what they did to so many others. dan and bianna? >> we're learning more and more about this scandal. which first broke over a year ago. thank you so much, jeffrey. time for a check of the other stories making headlines this morning. for that, over to ron claiborne. >> good morning, everyone. in the news, investigators say that the suspect in that deadly shooting at l.a. international airport friday remains in critical condition this morning and is unresponsive. federal charges were filed against paul ciancia on
saturday. that could bring him the death penalty. and a cirque du soleil acrobat was injured while performing in las vegas on friday and is in serious condition this morning. the man reportedly slipped while performing on the wheel of death during a show there in vegas. a competition was a bit hairy at the annual world beard and mustache championships in germany. hundreds of men, no women, turned out to compete for the most fashionable beard, best goatee. and best free style mustache. no women this year. and finally, how is this for a dramatic end for a football game? check this out, trailing, just seconds left, the nebraska quarterback let loose that pass, a hail mary, touchdown as the clock ran out, nebraska beat northwestern, 27-24. ginger had northwestern. i had nebraska. i win. >> yeah. >> time now for your weather. over to you, ginger.
>> you and your free style mustache, ron. let's get to the forecast. you were asking about that wind, where does it go? i have the answer, texas up to minnesota there's wind advisories. we will see gusts up to 50 miles an hour as the cold front approaches. 57 in des moines. oklahoma city is going to be 65. green bay at 49. and chicago, frost this morning in some places. i just got some tweets, they're seeing frost in chicago. you will eventually warm up a little bit. let's look at what is happening here in oklahoma, the very beginning of the fall foliage change. maybe the leaves will start to fall off. thank you danielle from our affiliate koco, for sending these in. if you are planning on going out to see it, it's going to be a cold one in northeast. also, mallory, one of our affiliates up in maine, she said they're seeing their first flakes of snow. yes, the cold air is in place. but i do want to talk about one other headline that is going to come at you this week.
tropical storm out in the pacific, goes into mexico, it will add moisture on top of a front and that will produce quite a bit of rain. especially for the center of the nation. some people that need it and other places that probably don't necessarily want it. but in that red area, two-plus inches, this is through tuesday. oklahoma city to kansas city, des moines, right there in the red heart, gets two plus. local areas, closer to >> this weather report brought to you by keurig. are all your answers -- >> does that wind go around the globe and come back the other way? >> it does. >> you opened up a pandora's box. never ending. thanks, ginger. coming up on "good morning america" -- youtube's brand-new music awards show. promising to break the molds. the big plans for the top-named stars.
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kind of crazy when you think kind of cry wh kind of crazy when you think about it, it's only been eight years since youtube burst on to the scene. >> what did we do before youtube? >> vhs maybe. >> well, the website has boosted music careers virtually overnight with videos gone viral. now its first-ever music awards show. it promises to be like nothing you have ever seen before. and abc's rob nelson is at the i vent sight in new york city where it's going to be held, with all the details. hey, rob. >> reporter: hey, guys. good morning. it may not be the grammys, oscars or emmys but tonight, millions of folks around the world will get a chance to vote on their online musical favorites. thanks to the barometer, in this internet age, and that, of course, is youtube.
it's the site that can launch careers. ♪ beauty and a beast >> reporter: and make average joes go viral. ♪ got to get down on friday >> reporter: youtube has revolutionized stardom. and everything changed the way we experience music. these days, success can be measured in likes, clicks and views, the days of "star search" are long gone. today, youtube is hosting a groundbreaking live music awards show, awarding the acts that over the past year have racked up a countless number of views, shares and likes. and giving viewers a chance to further propel their internet fame. >> people can become their own celebrities with it. i also think it cuts out the middleman. this whole phenomenon of being your own brand has really made it very successful. >> reporter: the show which will stream live on youtube tonight from new york and include performances from megastars like lady gaga and eminem. it's honoring six categories, including video, artist and phenomenon of the year. ♪
>> i think there's a huge opportunity here for youtube, because if they do this successfully, they're also showing traditional broadcasts that they don't have the same hold on it anymore as they used to. >> reporter: that's right. tonight, "star search" meets the digital age, with emerging celebrities just clicks away from superstardom. and leading up to all of the big events tonight here in new york city, are other shows around the world including seoul, london and rio and moscow. guys, back to you. >> it's going global. you think about it, looking at the videos, we have covered so many stories just based on these videos from youtube. incredible. >> my vms player is set for tonight. i'm going to watch it. coming up on "good morning america" -- it's a scandal i couldn't think of the show. it's my favorite. olivia pope, we know her as kerry washington hosted "saturday night live." is that kerry washington or olivia pope? we'll show you some clips from the show coming up in "pop news."
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♪ ♪ that music means -- >> it can only mean one thing -- that is -- >> what does it mean? >> it is time. pop news. >> it is sara haines. >> take it away, sara. kerry washington is one of the most buzzed about celebrities, with her hit show abc's "scandal" and a baby on the way. but add one more to the list. last night she took over "snl" playing everyone from michelle obama, right there, oprah. but the first lady was big, because she hasn't portrayed since 2007. the first lady, since 2007. which is huge. but our favorite moment was actually when cast member bobby moynihan poked fun of her role as olivia pope on "scandal."
check this out. >> the press has obtained some compromising photos of me in bed with my girlfriend. >> that doesn't sound too bad. >> she's asleep and i'm eating a whole cookie cake. >> that is sad. >> yeah. >> put your social security and a check in my dressing room i'll take care of it. >> how much will this cost me? >> whatever you think your reputation is worth, moynahan. >> i can afford it. >> if you don't watch the show she's political fixer. so this is her fixing -- >> i get it. i will handle it. >> you get it? >> ron is a fan, too. >> you can leave a check in my dressing room. >> spoken as a man with more than his fair share of cookie cakes. >> our own mr. pope. >> exactly. next up, oprah winfrey's auction. remember the couch you loved so much, ron? now, the fans went crazy for bidding on her art and her furniture, first up here, we have a photo that was used for the cover "tv guide" in 1987. they estimated it would take $200 to $300. they ended with $3,000.
this photo, inscribed to oprah was estimated to get to $400, it went for $13,000. wait, that is a different picture. that is the tv guide one. this is the one. also, a set of embroidered chairs actually got $60,000. so, they raked in a lot and it was for a good cause. so, win-win. >> that must be flattering? >> yes. >> happens to me all the time. >> those chairs would look good in your office, ginger zee. >> yes. next time. >> and the couch for dan. next up, the new trailer for the much-anticipated lego movie, in case you didn't know, it's much anticipated. it hit the web in just a week it has over 5 million hits. i think you can see it. >> who are you here to see? >> i'm here to see your butt. >> oh, my god. >> pow. wham. >> thank you. >> first try. >> what do you think? >> okay, wait, before we go, that was will arnett as batman. there's a star-studded cast including morgan freeman,
elizabeth banks, channing tatum. it hits the theaters in february. now to the much-anticipated segment. dan made a food snafu. introducing these chips before. check these out. >> i'm envisioning a christmas with chips that go into a long chain spiral into new year's. >> we actually have a rule, when you roll out a new product on the set you actually bring it for the cast. >> dan. >> i'm now in another shame of spiral. >> they are for a limited time in target. you never bring food. tease it without bringing it to the set. >> it's been brought this morning. >> they're chocolate-covered chips. >> they're very good. >> i love the salt and sweet. >> love it. >> food coma. >> totally not addictive. we'll be right back. these won't be here. these won't be here. well ladies, now there's big news in controlling your overactive bladder symptoms.
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