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this morning on "world news now," iran on notice. conflicts with syria, russia, north korea and now the trump administration turning its sights to iran. the world seemingly on the brink. >> the stunning fall from grace for icon of conservative television. how the decade's long career of a cable television colossus who reigned supreme for more than 20 years on fox news was undone in three weeks. >> a pilot approached by an irate passenger. the two get into a shoving match. what the passenger says the pilot was doing that started it. >> wow. >> and ready for the spotlight? after years of worrying about his whereabouts and general well being, fans making contact with richard simmons.
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>> i did. more interestingly hearing you saying making contact as if he is an alien from another plan planet. >> oh, we don't know. some of the conspiracy theories. what might this mean for everyone's favorite short fitness guru? it is thursday, april 20th. who wears short-shorts? >> you wear short-shorts. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> realized i was quoting a nair commercial. ha-ha. ♪ who wears short-shorts ♪ he wears short-shorts ♪ >> i'm too sleep deprived. >> so is everybody else. happy thursday to you. welcome to adrienne. we will start this half-hour with the trump administration putting the iran nuclear deal under a microscope. >> secretary of state rex
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tillerson announcing the u.s. is reviewing the nuclear agreement slamming it as a failure. he is also taking aim at iran. for supporting terrorism. >> all this as tensions are rth korea.boiling point with abc's correspondent has been following the developments from washington, d.c. at this early morning hour. good morning, arlette. >> good morning. with the 100 day mark quickly approaching. president trump is diving deeper and deeper into foreign affairs. the administration talking tough on not one but two nuclear fronts. secretary of state, rex tillerson, issuing a warning on iran. comparing its behavior to north korea. >> unchecked iran has potential to travel the same path as north korea. and take the world along with it. >> reporter: those comments after tillerson notified congress that iran is complying with the nuclear deal struck with president obama. despite that, the trump administration said it is conducting a full review of that agreement. >> trump administration has no intention of passing the buck to a future administration on iran. the evidence is clear, iran's
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provocative actions threaten the united states. the region and the world. >> on the campaign trail, candidate trump railed against the deal. promising to renegotiate it. >> they're doing the iran deal it was so bad, so pathetic. i looked at it. i looked at the way they negotiated. i said, these people don't know what they're doing. >> reporter: since taking office, president trump has not revealed how he'll tackle that deal. >> the iran deal made by the previous administration is one of the worst deals i have ever witnessed. and i have witnessed some beauties. but, i will do what i have to do with respect to the iran deal. >> reporter: meanwhile the trump white house is already in the middle of confronting another dangerous nuclear power. north korea. >> u.s. ambassador to the u.n., nikki haley with strong words for pyongyang. telling reporters, we're not trying to pick a fight. so don't try and give us one.
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and vice president mike pence saying the u.s. isn't looking to negotiate. >> we are going to make it clear to the regime in pyongyang and that the days of broken promises, the days of -- of running out the clock, on agreements with the wider world are over. >> now here in washington, president trump will engage in some diplomatic outreach when he welcomes the prime minister of italy to the was today. the two will have a press conference where the president will likely face questions about his strategy on both north korea and iran. we'll have to see what he has to say on the topics. kendis, adrienne. >> there are plenty of topics. thank you. the trump administration is about to face the judge who the president railed against during the campaign. >> uh-huh, u.s. district judge gonzolo curiel has been assigned to the case of
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a 23-year-old deported to mexico, even though he has dreamer status which allows undocumented immigrants to stay in the country if they're brought here as children. judge curiel oversaw the lawsuit against trump university. and then candidate trump questioned if he could be impartial. because of his mexican heritage. >> curiel's assignment, latest case said to be completely coincidental. >> former president, george h.w. bush spent the night in a houston hospital where doctors say he is gaining strength. the 92-year-old admitted for mild case of pneumonia, the second bout with the illness this year. his spokesperson said his spirits are high and he is looking forward to going home to his wife. >> now to what appears to be a case of air rage. started on board a plane and spilled into an airport terminal. it has the now resulted in some criminal charges. kansas city airport cameras captured a man identified by police as edward foster, walking behind a uniformed pilot, who was traveling as a passenger. now, as they moved into the
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dropped his bags, and shoved the pilot. another camera. >> what? >> you can see it there. shows the scuffle escalating after foster tried taking a picture of the pilot id tag. witnesses say foster accused the pilot of taking up too much room in the island being disrespectful. the pilot suffered cults and bruises. foster has been charged with assault. >> all a case of him thinking the pilot sitting next to him on the plane, was taking up too much space. >> uh-huh. >> the pilot had a wide stance, yeah. >> you have got to be kidding me. people calm down. anyway, millions of people in the central planes are on alert overnight for -- don't, seriously. >> i agree. >> possible tornadoes in the area. >> this time-lapse video shows the strength of the same storm system moving over nashville. inhale. at the university of nebraska softball game sent them fleeing for shelter.
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in. >> yeah, spring is all about wild weather, isn't it? >> the front will move diagonally southwest, north east. across the midwest. did you get all that? it is moving. >> a lot of directions. >> two areas with greatest potential for severe thunderstorms. one its, the texas panhandle, and oklahoma. the other is from indianapolis up to the great lakes. isolated tornados are possible in those areas. >> the u.s. navy says it is redesigning its submarines to accommodate female crew members. that includes obvious things like separate bathrooms, separate sleeping areas, but designers will be making other adjustments like lowering overhead valves, and making them easier to turn. the first new redesigned subshould be delivered to the navy in 2021. cigarette smokers in new york may soon get hit with a major case of sticker shock. mayor de blasio says he wants to raise the base price of cigarettes to $13 per pack.
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it would make big apple cigarettes the highest priced in the country. >> all right. and we have irrefutable proof the mascot of the university of florida does it all. >> everything. >> watch. this baseball game, young fan. albert gator shield a kid. see what he did. he was protective like a mama bear. that foul ball could have smacked him. caught on the snout. yeah, if you are a well padded mascot. >> sure it hurt. >> the boy returns the favor and performs cpr on, on the mascot. >> oh, my goodness. >> i think the mascot. >> look at the kid. i'll save you. resuscitate you. >> give you mouth to snout resuscitation. >> that kid is adorable. some one get him a ticket some where. so cute. >> the stunning fall from grace for cable tv conservative colossus.
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job. what we are learning this morning about the swift time line of event that led to his downfall. >> the two entertainment giants facing off tonight on lip-sync battle. channelling tom cruise. those are some short-shorts there. and britney spears. >> it gets better. you are watching "world news now." >> it gets better, kids. ♪ my lonliness is killing me ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by ouncer: "world news now" weather brought to you by u won't see these fos at the post office. they have businesses to run. they have passions to pursue. how do they avoid trips to the post office? mail letters, ship packages, all the services of the post office right on your computer. get a 4 week trial, plus $100 in extras including postage and a digital scale. go to
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colossuscolossus. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ we're back with the big cable news controversy. bill o'reilly left the no spin zone for the unemployment zone. >> a whole new tv world. last night the first episode of the o'reilly factor aired on fox news, minus bill o'reilly's name. after that stunning fall from grace for the man who pioneered opinion-led tv news. here is abc's nick watt. >> reporter: beginning of the end for o'reilly april 1st with "the new york times" expose
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o'reilly of harassment were given settlements, $13 million on condition they would never talk. abc news has not independently verified the claims. two days later in los angeles, lisa bloom, revealed another o'reilly accuser. >> i'm not litigious, i don't want money. i'm not -- there is no 6 no lawsuit. >> we are beginning a new segment, are we crazy? >> a triad, soon, she got a dinner invite from o'reilly's assistant. i thought the big boss, wow. and he brought it up first. soon as we sat done to dinner. saying we would look to make you a contributor. >> after dinner she says, as we walked past the hostess stand at the restaurant. he turned right towards the bed rooms the i turned left towards the bar. he caught up with me, said, no come become to my suite. and i said, i'm so, i can't do that. and then it became hostile, all his charmingness went away.
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he said the words, you can forget all the business advice i gave you. you are on your own. >> reporter: april 3rd, advertisers began to abandon o'reilly's show. o'reilly issued a statement on his website like prominent and controversial people, i'm vulnerable to lawsuits from individuals who want me to pay them to avoid negative publicity. >> the reason why my clients got so much love from the public in the last couple week they're not asking for any money. >> two days later, april 5th, the president, an avid fox news fan weighed in with an interview in "the new york times." >> i think he shouldn't have settled, personally. i think he shouldn't have settled. no, i know bill. bill's a good person. i don't think bill would do anything wrong. >> the advertiser exodus, trickle. became a flood. o'reilly's ratings stayed strong and grew, averaging 3.7 million every night last week. viewers untroubled by reports that he was a serial offender. accused of publicly buy rating a producer.
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in 2004 of making lewd phone calls to another producer. the times reporting back in 2011, o'reilly personally settled with former fox business channel host, rebecca gomez diamond for $1 million. middle of last week, the tide began to turn. against fox's biggest star. >> o'reilly took what was characterized as a preplanned vacation. >> well have a contest on billo' guess where bill is going? a full report when i return. >> he never did. this was his final fox signoff. >> yeah, thank you for watching us. i'm bill o'reilly, remember the spin stops here. >> tonight the o'reilly factor aired with a guest host in the air. but now, it is just called the factor. i'm nick watt for "nightline." >> ironically enough, o'reilly was spotted over the weekend meeting with pope francis in rome. >> shaking his hand, in the vip section. there has been a lot of talk. there he was and still is in italy.
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>> hope he is enjoying it. having a few glasses. coming up. richard simmons speaks out for the first time in more than a year. >> and a doubles partner for serena williams. "the skinny" is next. ♪ >> and a doubles partner for serena williams. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny >> oh, richard simmons. starting "the skinny." breaking more than a year long silence. >> people are concerned about him. celebrity fitness guru has not been seen in public more than three years. fueling speculation that he may be missing or even worse. >> but now the sweating to the oldies star posted a message on facebook after being hospitalized for severe indigest, monday. >> his message and a photo of himself from 2014, three years
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ago, simmons thanking fans for their good wishes. saying you will never know how much it means to me. >> an early throwback thursday photo. the 68-year-old's absence from the public eye spawned a pod cast, called missing richard simmons. now a business deal includes merchandising, endorsements, and licensing could suggest a reappearance. is imminent. >> i think simmons too, there were headlines he was upset about the pod cast. >> he was. >> what are you doing getting into my business. simmons telling his fans, hope to see you again soon. okay, maybe some cheerier news. some big news from serena williams. >> the grand slam tennis phenom confirmed that she is 20 weeks pregnant with the first child. posted the photo in a bathing suit. showing off her baby bump. then apparently she deleted it. >> the 35-year-old williams played at the australian open, back in januar
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pregnant. >> she was pregnant when she won the australian open. >> only serena williams. >> absolutely. her spokeswoman says williams is sitting out the rest of the 2017 season and hopes to return to the circuit next year. >> the announcement, the latest surprise from williams. last december she announced her engagement to a reddit co-founder. the photo. the baby due some times this fall. >> congratulations to them. could have played australian open. beyonce could have done coachella pregnant. >> let's not push it. >> magical news about will smith. >> oscar nominee in talks to reprise the role of the late robin williams as the the genie in the live action remake of aladdin from our parent company disney. that's different. >> going to be great. >> like disney's beauty and the beast, aladdin will be a musical right up smith's alley who started his career as a rapper. racking up four grammys back in, 20th century.
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>> he was great. >> back in the 20th century and all. ha-ha. aladdin will reportedly wrap up shooting early next year. i really feel like everybody knows the theme song from fresh prince. >> of course. >> should have been grammy nominated. >> yeah, anyway. ricky martin. traveling tom cruise. for tonight's showdown. >> my favorite stories. two-time grammy winner, stripping down, to a dress shirt and white socks and tighty whities and preview clip, re-creating cruise's dance from risky business. >> even uses a brass candlestick like cruise in the film. >> he can get away with it. >> he did good. >> so we are fair and balanced in the overnight hours. the only reason we are showing his competition. kate upton. the model going all out. >> i feel dirty watching all this.
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>> lip-syncing. >> i apologize. >> baby one more time. >> can we play the clips one more time? >> no. one more time. >> can we play the clips one more time? >> no.
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breathe happy, with new febreze. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ don't think bill o'reilly is crying too much. making a whole lot of money with his books and deals. speaking of old school, the book there, brie larson back on the big screen taking us back to the 70s. in an action packed film about an arms deal gone massively wrong. >> after winning an academy award she harbors some self-doubt. here is abc's chris connelly. >> reporter: brie larson in a boston warehouse during the 1970s. >> we can't all be nice girls. >> i looked at this movie.
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that is hard to get out of. >> little bigger this time. and mr. people. >> reporter: when an arms deal between south africa gun merchant and irarep goes side ways, a captivating shootout with larson's justine trying to save them among the bullets. >> all the male personalities, egotistical fight for power, she is the one frying to keep everything okay as calm as she is it not enough. this is not cool action hero moves. so that's what i like about it. >> reporter: larson in high demand since winning the oscar for best actress in 2016. sunny will join marvel as captain marvel. with that success, larson says she feels she is only as good as her next picture. >> for most of my life if i wasn't on set i was going on three, four auditions every day. if you are not working, you are just sitting at home with anxiety, you think i am never going to get another audition
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>> reporter: you shared it w us aa dream you had you, were talking to your 7-year-old self. and you said, keep at this. but it is going to be 20 years before you get any recognition for it. what's it look now to have that recognition for you? >> i feel the same. it hasn't changed how i feel about myself. at the end of the day, like, i still question if i'm a good actor, i still question if i am doing enough. >> you have a statue in some room in your house? >> it's kind of random isn't it. it happened that year with those people. like in my brain i can sort of extrapolate and go not an absolute. it is just a thing that happened one time. i think i am always going to question myself. its that okay? >> come on, man. chris connelly -- >> why don't you calm the [ bleep ] down! >> oh, my goodness, what she said. what's fascinating learned about brie larson. began her career as a child actor performing skits on the jay leno show. >> there you go. >> tonight show. >> starting with jay. what? what?
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making news in america this morning, fired by fox, bill o'reilly booted from his long-running show after a series of allegations against him. his old program already has a new name. >> the trump administration facing serious foreign challenges from iran and north korea. the secretary of state making one thing clear, the u.s. won't be waiting around to take action. details live from washington ahead. new video, the frightening moment as smoke fills a passenger plane. look at that. the jet's pilot with a request that probably didn't make too many people comfortable. a truck's strange cargo on the highway. a car dragged for miles. we'll show you more on that video.


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