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good to know. happy friday good morning, america. as we join you this friday, the biggest travel weekend in more than a year is officially under way. pedal to the metal. tens of millions taking to the roads and skies right now for memorial day. what to know before you hit the highway. the busiest time to drive and our airports and the tsa ready for the massive spike in travelers. the secretary of homeland security joins us live as return to normal life goes into overdrive. >> takes the lead in the indy 500. >> 135,000 people set to pack the stands at the indy 500. the largest crowd since the start of the pandemic. deadly rampage, what we're learning about the nine victims and ng.
>> his biggest thing was to help others and that's what he did. >> including the hero who lost his life trying to save his co-workers. what his brother is saying now. overnight, raging wildfire. out-of-control flames in arizona burning dozens of homes to the ground forcing an entire town to evacuate. a new massive hack. microsoft just revealing russia is behind a new cyberattack targeting the u.s. government sending fake emails about election fraud. stunning turn. what a judge decided about lori vallow, the so-called doomsday mom charged with killing her two kids. what it means for her case. to goer -- tiger's tale of survival. tiger talking for the first time about that suv crash. >> person trapped. >> what he's saying about his recovery and whether he'll ever compete again. blockbuster summer? >> we got cars flying in the air. >> as "f9" getting ready to race
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it gets kicked off today. >> definitely kick your friday into gear. this memorial day weekend is the unofficial start to summer, expected to be the busiest travel weekend since the pandemic began with millions already hitting the road this morning. you're taking a live look. this is atlanta. it is moving along right now but it'll be much different later on today. >> it certainly will and airports are also bracing for a huge number of travelers. take a look right there. that is the austin international airport. another live look today expected to be the busiest day of the weekend to fly with long lines at tsa checkpoints, the secretary of homeland security alejandro mayorkas is joining us live in just a moment. but first to our transportation correspondent gio benitez who is live at newark airport with what travelers can expect this weekend. good morning, gio. >> reporter: hey, cecilia, good morning to you. already on wednesday, tsa screened more than 1.6 million people. that's up from just 260,000 last year and that's why some are saying this is just the beginning of the summer of travel.
this morning, the busiest holiday travel period since the pandemic began is officially under way. as americans take to the roads and skies, we're expecting to see more travelers this holiday weekend than we've seen in over a year. and for many people, it's a welcome return to the skies. >> this is our first time traveling since last year, february. we're going to new york for a wedding and are really excited about it. >> reporter: more than 37 million expected to take a trip. that's 60% more than last year, when 23 million traveled. united's ceo scott kirby telling us bookings are piling up. >> so we're expecting 1.3 million people. it will be by far the biggest travel weekend that we've had so far this year. >> yeah, you're seeing different trends you typically don't see every other year. domestically, what are you seeing. >> huge demand for beaches, but we've alsoee-- we' had200%, i to places like jackson hole or sun valley or vail, places out
in the mountains where people can go and so that really has continued to build. >> reporter: domestic leisure travel returning far faster than most experts predicted. united and delta already seeing pre-pandemic numbers for june. and you can pretty much bet that planes will be packed. in fact, delta's ceo saying that he expects their planes to be about 80% to 90% full this weekend and i'm holding this because you've got to remember that in airports and on planes you've got to wear that mask. it is federal law, michael. >> that is a great message there, gio. thank you so much. as everyone hits the road this weekend gas prices are seeing a huge spike. elwyn lopez joins us from atlanta. good morning, elwyn. >> reporter: michael, good morning. more than 34 million people are expected to hit the roads this weekend. that is more than double than this time last year and they are already heading out this morning.keat wav l like froe.
here in atlanta and los angeles. experts say you can expect travel to take at least 20% longer than normal, that is according to a company that tracks mobility and analytics, addi adding that and today the longest delays are expected between 2:00 and 6:30 p.m., michael. >> elwyn, all is happening as americans are seeing the highest gas prices in seven years. >> reporter: yeah, that's right. the national average is $3.04 a gallon compared to $1.96 a year ago and here in atlanta, it is $2.97. that is nearly 30 cents more than this time last month and $1.26 more per gallon than this time last year. now, experts say that is in part because oil production is not back to pre-pandemic levels in the same way that traffic is and, of course, the pipeline shutdown and subsequent runs on gas stations didn't help much either, michael. >> thank you so much. joining us with more on the surge in travel is the secretary of homeland security, alejandro mayorkas, who also oversees the
tsa. thank you for joining us this morning. and mr. mayorkas, with more than 2.5 million americans expected to fly this holiday weekend is the tsa ready or should travelers expect long lines and longer delays? >> good morning, michael. we're very excited about the re-emergence of travel, the chance for americans to reunite with family and friends whom they haven't seen for some time. oh, tsa is ready. we have really focused on a hiring surge so ready for the re-emergence of travel, summer travel and, of course, the memorial day travel. people will see lines because, you know, there's going to be a tremendous amount of people traveling this weekend, but patience is required. this is a partnership between tsa and the people we serve. >> a lot of patience required for sure. we saw in our piece that masks are still required in airports and also on airplanes.
the cdc relaxed their mandates. several states or many states have also relaxed theirs as well. do you expect to see the same for public transportation soon? >> michael, the mask mandate is a federal mandate in airports and on airplanes and that's going to hold true probably until mid-september, and it's a very important mandate. we are getting out of the covid-19 pandemic because of a concerted federal effort and we need to stay strong and really put this behind us. >> and we've seen a dramatic spike in violence on planes with 2,500 cases of allegedly unruly passengers so far this year. many of these passengers, it comes from refusing to wear their masks. the flight attendants union complained about the uptick in violence against their members. when you say you won't tolerru specificalstop >> michaelvien against ena flight is
a federal offense and those cases are going to be prosecuted. we will not tolerate that. we're going to stand behind the flight attendants who are there to serve the american public. important.ir safety is very - looking ahead to summer, europe, other countries, they're going to open up. could we see vaccine passports to travel internationally either into or out of the u.s.? >> we're taking a very close look at that. you know, one of our principles that has guided us throughout the pandemic is the value of diversity, equity and inclusion and making sure that any passport that we provide for vaccinations is accessible to all and that no one is disenfranchised and so we're taking a very close look at that. there is an underlying point here, of course, which is everyone should get vaccinated. we've got vaccination centers everywhere, no more than a few miles from everyone's home and
vaccine, make one safe and one's loved ones around them safe. >> i love your message about having patience on this busy weekend, thank you. >> thank you. >> whit. we turn to the latest on that deadly rampage in san jose. the shooter killing nine people before turning the gun on himself. this morning we're learning more about the victims. kaylee hartung is with us again from san jose. kaylee, good morning to you. >> reporter: whit, this investigation continues and this community is in mourning. nine men showing up to work here two days ago and never returning home. overnight loved ones gathering to honor the nine victims who lost their lives in the tragic shooting at a light rail facility in san jose, california. >> these aren't names to us. these are people that we know and love and seen every single day of our working
our souls. >> reporter: this as authorities release new surveillance video of the shooter during the rampage. that's him calmly walking across the rail yard after already opening fire in one building and moving on to the next. and now troubling new details about his past. according to a department of homeland security memo, samuel cassidy was detained in 2016 by border officials after a trip to the philippines. he was carrying books about terrorism and fear and manifestos as well as a black memo book filled with lots of notes about how he hates the vta, that's the valley transportation authority where he worked. the victims all employees there now identified. abdi alaghmandan, adrian balleza, alex fritch, jose hernandez, lars lane, paul megia, taptejdeep singh, timothy romo, michael rudometkin remembered by their colleagues and friends.
>> we get up every morning safe in the belief when we go to work that we would come home to our family and our loved ones. that did not happen. >> reporter: many of the victims were longtime employees. 20 and 30-year veterans becoming family and heroes. like 42-year-old paul megia who worked as an assistant superintendent. his close friend of 15 years devastated. >> it's a nightmare. >> reporter: 36-year-old light rail operator, taptejdeep singh was killed trying to alert co-workers about the shooter. he leaves behind a wife and two young children. his family in anguish as i spoke to his brother. >> his instinct was to help others and that's what he did and i'm just glad, you know, other people were saved because of it. >> reporter: and alex fritch, a substation maintainer was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. he later died holding the hand of his wife of 20 years. terra. >> alex was really fighting hard. he didn't want to go anywhere and i didn't want him to go.
>> reporter: it's so hard to imagine. another indication this tragedy could have been even worse, authorities have recovered more guns and ammunition at the shooter's home as well as molotov cocktails. cecilia. >> truly tragic, okay, kaylee, thank you so much. we turn to washington where the battle over creating that commission to investigate the january 6th insurrection stretched late into the night. top republicans like mitch mcconnell are pushing members to vote against this commission. our congressional correspondent rachel scott has the very latest. rachel, good morning. >> reporter: cecilia, good morning. as you said it was a late night here in the senate, the vote on that commission was pushed back as lawmakers battled over another piece of legislation, democrats do not appear to have the votes to get this passed. we are told senate minority leader mitch mcconnell is personally worki t urge his members to vote against it. some republicans have told me they fear that democrats will drag this out. that any findings would hang over them ahead of a critical midterm election year when they're trying to win back the
house and the senate so in the final hours ahead of the vote you had the mother of fallen officer brian sicknick who died after the capitol insurrection. she was up here on capitol hill going door to door to more than a dozen republican lawmakers' offices begging them to vote for this commission. she told me their opposition is a slap in the face to the officers who defended the capitol that day. lisa murkowski saying it made her heart sick the mother of a fallen officer had to come to the hill and beg for votes. michael. >> thank you so much. now to those three washington state police officers facing criminal charges in the death of manuel ellis. an unarmed black man who died last year after being restrained. in the video you can hear him say, i can't breathe. chief justice correspondent pierre thomas has more. >> i can't breathe, sir. i can't breathe. >> reporter: manuel ellis, another black man saying those haunting words during a violent encounter with three tacoma police officers now accused of killing him.
ellis was beaten and tased while his hands and feet were shackled. an autopsy revealing he died from a lack of oxygen due to physical restraint. >> i want it stopped. and i will never ever give up ever. >> reporter: there were no police body cameras and it's unclear why the officers got into the confrontation with ellis who was walking to a friend's home after a night of playing the drums at his local church. they initially claim he was trying to open car doors, but his family attorney says there's no proof that that happened and video recorded from witnesses' smartphones and a doorbell camera raise questions about why police used so much force. >> oh, my god. stop hitting him. just arrest him. >> reporter: prosecutors say they identified witnesses who claim ellis was not fighting back and that they never saw ellis strike at the officers. overnight tacoma police announcing they have launched an internal investigation into the
march 2020 encounter, but the police union is calling the prosecution a witch-hunt and contending the facts will prevail in favor of the officers. guys. >> all right, pierre, thank you. now to the major sign of life getting back closer to normal. nearly 60% of americans have received at least one dose of the vaccine. trevor ault is at the indianapolis motor speedway where a huge crowd is expected this weekend. hey, trevor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, whit. it really feels like a gift, health officials encouraging vaccinated americans spend this holiday weekend together and this is going to be one of the most prominent places where that happens, 135,000 fans expected in indianapolis. this morning, from basking to the beach to barbecuing in the backyard the cdc encouraging vaccinated americans to spend the holiday weekend gathering with friends and family. >> we've all been longing for some time away, some time to do the things we love with the people we love. >> reporter: but for those not
vaccinated, the cdc warning their guidance has not changed and masks are still recommended. this memorial day will be the first holiday of the pandemic with more than half the american adult population fully vaccinated. nearly 60% receiving at least one dose. the indy 500 going big. 135,000 people will pack the stands sunday. masks required. it's only 40% of the speedway's capacity but still the largest crowd for a single american event since the start of the pandemic. >> we're a mile long by a half mile wide, 135,000 people spread over that space is quite a big distance. >> reporter: with four in ten adults still unvaccinated states continue to up the ante with incentives. california now offering more than $116 billion in cash prizes to 2 million residents, the nation's largest vaccine payment program. in ohio 22-year-old abigail bugenske just won her state's
first million dollar prize. >> everyone should go and get their vaccines. everyone should sign up for the vax-a-million because they could be next. >> reporter: and on top of their usual employees this weekend, the speedway will have hundreds of mask ambassadors whose sole job is reminding people to wear masks. >> mask ambassador, that's where we are these days. we're following a lot of other headlines including tiger woods talking for the first time about that horrific car accident. first though, let's go to ginger. ginger, good morning. >> whit, at least 25 structures burned. the spur fire in arizona, big problems going into this weekend. some serious heat in the west. i'll get to that. weekend forecasts now sponsored by amazon.
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right now. the holiday travel surge is officially under way. millions taking to the roads and skies this memorial day weekend. today is expected to be the busiest day to fly. also that new hack, pmicros another cyberattack targeting the u.s. government sending fake emails about election fraud. this comes just three weeks before president biden is set to meet with russian president vladimir putin. and take a look at this wild play on the diamond here. chicago cub shortsop javier baez called the magician. follow along here, and there's a reason for that. watch as he hits that grounder, and the runner on second that takes off, and baez runs towards first, but then he runs back towards home plate allowing the teammate to score all the way from second. cecilia, were you following all that. >> nope, lost me. >> he ends up being able to make it all the way to second base and saying afterwards that i just improvised. >> got it. >> roll with the punch, the magician. we have a lot coming up ahead on "gma" including that big box office comeback. huge films like "f9" racing back actually be there inside the theaters to watch? that's coming up.
>> we'll talk about that. right now we turn to tiger woods. we are hearing from the golf legend for the first time since that crash opening up about his painful rehab, and the big question. whether he will ever play again. t.j. holmes has the story. >> this guy seems to rehab for a living, right? for the past several years of his career, look, during his career he's had fractures in his tibia, ruptured an acl, five knee surgery, five back surgery, so after the car accident, a lot are asking of course, he will make a comeback. tiger's goal is not that lofty, it is simply to walk. tiger woods is opening up about his recovery from that devastating car crash. telling "golf digest" it was more painful than anything i ever experienced compared to his past injuries calling the rehab process an entirely different animal. >> person is trapped. >> reporter: it was just over three months ago when woods survived that rollover accident while driving in los angeles.
woods suffered lacerations and bruising on his head, nose and chin and an open fracture to his right leg leading to emergency surgery to insert screw, pins and a metal rod in his shin. >> it's very fortunate that mr. woods was able to come out of this alive. >> reporter: earlier this month woods shared a photo of himself using crutches to stand on a golf course but now he's not saying whether he thinks he'll be able to play again, instead he has a different goal in mind, telling "golf digest" my physical therapy has been keeping me busy, i do my routines every day and focused on my number one goal, walking on my own, taking it one step at a time. >> i think he's trying to keep his own expectations in check, but just knowing him and his competitive spirit you have to think if there is a chance he would have a really, really hard time not at least trying seeing if it's possible. >> the recovery is focused on that leg. it's too much to probably describe here while you're eating breakfast what happened but in medical terms it was nasty what happened to that
right leg. don't know if he'll get full mobility back but that is where he's focused. if he comes back again, nobody would be surprised. >> i don't think anybody would. now to the latest on the so-called doomsday couple and what a judge decided about lori vallow. the mother who's been charged with killing her two children, marcus moore joins us with more this morning. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: michael, good morning. j.j. and tylee were missing for months before authorities found their bodies in a shallow grave in idaho and this morning, the legal team representing their mother lori vallow is raising concerns about her mental competency to stand trial. >> miss daybell is present here. >> reporter: we saw lori vallow this week for the first time in months appearing before a judge via zoom on first degree murder charges in the deaths of her two kids, j.j. and tylee and this morning her attorney arguing the woman seen in that feed is unfit to stand trial. the documents filed by her
attorney stating, quote, the completed assessment determined e the defendant is not competent to proceed and recommends restorative treatmnt. prosecutors objecting to that evaluation. the judge halting proceedings for now but has yet to make a final determination on whether proceedings will continue. so the agony persists for j.j. and tylee's grandparents who have been desperate for answers since reporting them missing two years ago telling east idaho news how they felt. >> it's like the world just stopped. >> yeah. >> oh. >> it was a hard day for us. very hard day. >> reporter: now new leads -- for value low.ble may be brewin- prosecutors in maricopa county, arizona now deciding whether lori should face first degree murder charges related to the death of her former husband charles vallow before her children were reported missing. he was killed by lori's now deceased brother alex cox in
what was originally ruled self-defense and in a separate case, prosecutors have since named alex cox a co-conspirator in the death of tammy daybell, the former wife of chad who died a few months after charles vallow. in the indictment authorities accuse the couple of justifying the alleged murders because of their spiritual beliefs. >> ever since she's been involved in this doomsday cult, that is not the same lori that we knew for 13 years. >> reporter: no date or time has been set for that hearing to discuss whether vallow will face -- will stand trial and, whit, this is a case that has so many twists and turns and a family's wait for answers clearly is not over. >> truly a disturbing case, marcus, thank you so much. we turn to the blockbuster comeback for the movies. huge titles like "cruella" and "a quiet place: part 2." set to hit theaters this memorial day weekend, but
will people go back inside theaters? it all comes on the heels of amazon's billion dollar purchase of mgm and our chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis has more on all of that. rebecca, good morning. >> reporter: hey, whit, good morning. yeah, this weekend there will for the first time in a long time be movies you might actually want to see. there will be new safety restrictions and guidelines like mask wearing and social distancing depending where you live but if you do go to the movies this weekend will there be other theatergoers with you? here's a look. this morning as the holiday weekend draws closer, the summer blockbuster season about to kick off for the first time since the pandemic began. major releases like disney's "cruella." >> what was your name? >> cruella. >> reporter: and "a quiet place: part 2" out in theaters today. another big movie like "f9" coming soon. >> we got cars flying in the air. >> repter: hoping to f theaters once again. but will the people come?
>> if for some reason people come back to theaters in smaller volumes than the industry expects, that will cause hollywood to think even bigger about the balance between movies appearing in the home versus in theaters. >> reporter: all this amid news that tech giant amazon is acquiring mgm in a colossal deal worth $8.45 billion. mgm, the studio behind classic film franchises like "rocky" and everyone's favorite spy. >> name is bond, james bond. >> reporter: it's the second largest deal in amazon history after its $13.7 billion purchase of whole foods in 2017, but it may prove to be money well spent. >> every penny of it. >> reporter: amazon hoping the deal will help make prime video a contender in the streaming wars and give users one more reason to keep or subscribe to that prime membership. >> adding a treasure trove library as the streaming wars get more and more competitive, amazon has really improved prime
video. >> reporter: a lot of excitement there now. at this point about 70% of u.s. theaters have resumed their operations, summer tends to be the most important time for the movie business for people to hit the movies and, guy, i don't know about you but i'm looking forward to "cruella." two of my favorite emmas, stone and thompson and some buttery popcorn seems like a great way to take in a lousy weather weekend from what we're hearing from ginger, guy. >> sold. >> absolutely. i'm all and "cruella" looks really good. >> my daughter is excited about that too. >> which means you got to go with her. coming up next why summer essentials like air conditioners and bikes are so hard to find right now and why the ticket prices are rising right along with the temperatures which i'm saying that as it has cooled down here in new york. >> hopefully that's a good sign. >> we'll be right back. along with the temperatures. along with the temperatures. i say that there's interest you accrue, and interests you pursue.
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we're back now with a "gma" consumer alert. as we head into memorial day weekend, the unofficial start to summer, prices on air as more os behind this spike. good morning, becky. >> reporter: good morning, michael. yeah, this piece of equipment in homes and in apartments across the country, the ac unit is crucial but experts tell us if you're in the market for one, prepare to pay more and prepare to waitfor that cool blast of air.
when temperatures go up, so do sales of air-conditioning units but this morning an increase in demand that goes way beyond seasonal spikes. >> there's a fear that this could be like toilet paper and paper towels last spring. >> reporter: many air-conditioning manufacturers point to covid-related production slowdowns, a worldwide shortage of semiconductors and the texas freeze that has copper and plastic piping supplies facing unprecedented demand. >> we're seeing a lot of raw materials shortages and price increases, so copper, aluminum, steel, all of those go into air conditioners. >> reporter: if you can find an air conditioner, prices have gone up too. the units themselves 3% to 9% more expensive then installers pinched on piping and materials, they're reporting anecdotally roughly 15% increases for consumers. >> with the boom in home
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>> yeah, it's been huge and broken five guinness world records since it dropped a week ago and did you catch the guys on the "friends" reunion? a lot of people talking about this and we will talk to them about all of it coming up a little later on. >> looking forward to that but first we have a lot of news to get to this morning starting with the memorial day travel weekend getting under way right now. people are already hitting the roads in big cities like atlanta and airports are bracing for big numbers as well. let's go to gio benitez live at newark airport with what travelers can expect this weekend. good morning again, gio. >> reporter: hey, michael, good morning again. more and more people are traveling. in fact, we have some new numbers coming in right now. nearly 1.9 million people were screened at u.s. airports just yesterday alone. that number is almost certainly going to go up this weekend, and we potentially may hit a pandemi milestone. this morning, the busiest holiday travel period since the pandemic began is officially
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we will not tolerate that. we're going to stand behind the flight attendants who are there to serve the american public. >> reporter: and the flight attendants union hope they are banned for life at least from those airline, cecilia. >> thank you so much. we turn to the latest on that deadly mass shooting in san jose, california. we are learning more about the . kaylee hartung is back with more on this story. good morning again, kaylee. >> reporter: many of the victims were longtime employees of the transportation authority, talking 20, even 30-year veterans who became family and heroes. now this community is trying to support each other as they begin this process of healing. overnight loved ones gathering to honor the nine victims who lost their lives in the tragic shooting. >> these aren't just names to us, these are people we know and love. >> reporter: this as authorities
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♪ welcome back to "gma." looking nice out there until times square seeing people back out on the streets and tomorrow on saturday "gma," well, you can see whit, they'll be firing up our new series "global grill" taking a culinary trip around the world to find the best ways to cook with fire. >> can't miss tv. you have to be there tomorrow. also can't miss tv right now, "pop news" with lara. hey, lara. hi, good morning, everybody. happy friday. oh, baby, baby, we are excited to share this with you, not only the songs of britney spears is one step closer to actually happening. the shakespeare company in washington, d.c. announcing thursday it will stage the spears inspired musical called "once upon a one more time" featuring "oops i did it again" and "toxic" to tell fairy tale
princesses from a different angle. the story follows snow white, rapunzel and sleeping beauty and their book club as they discover, huh, they don't need prince charmings to save them. "once upon a one more time" will get its fairy tale start november 29th and move to broadway next year. some big casting news for the "sex and the city" reboot. after much negotiation chris noth is officially returning to reprise his role as carrie bradshaw's main love interest mr. big. executive proder ever do a new chapter without our mr. big? i was saying the same thing, you guys. i couldn't believe it and just like that as it's called will follow the story of the three of the original characters, carrie, miranda and charlotte, samantha not in the show as we all know.
as they navigate life and friendships in the city. returning to complicate carrie's life, john corbett who played her other love interest aidan in the original series. just like that production begins on the long awaited series in new york, of course, this summer. and finally, it's the one where they finally got back together. the long awaited "friends" reunion happened. it premiered thursday and social media is in overdrive. so many great moments never before heard stories shared by the cast, like where the six actors think their characters would be 20 years later. that was pretty funny. david schwimmer talked about his real vendetta against marcel his pet monkey and how about, a spoiler alert, the bombshell revelation that schwimmer and jennifer aniston had a real-life ross and rachel crush situation going on during that first season. take a look at this.
>> well, i mean, david -- >> yeah. [ laughter ] yeah, i mean -- >> the first season. >> yeah, the first season we -- i had a major crush on jen. we both -- at some point we were both crushing hard on each other but it was like two ships passing because one of us was always in a relationship, so -- and we never crossed that boundary, you know. >> aniston did reveal that they used all that pent-up requited crushing on each other for their characters culminating in that classic first kiss scene in central perk and, yes, the rest of the cast mates confirming that schwimmer and aniston may have thought they were hiding it but the rest of the friends fully knew about the situation. it generated 7 billion likes
mentions and shares on social media. definitely very fun to watch. guy, i don't know if you saw it yet but put it on your rainy weekend schedule. >> definitely. >> it will be for sure, lara. >> thanks, lara. >> look they got the crush out of the way with that kiss, pretty steamy. our "gma" cover story. an amazing transformation we heard about. a young mom who used her time during the pandemic to get healthy. and lose nearly half her body weight. now she's made a career out of motivating others to live a healthier lifestyle. abc's stephanie ramos has the details, stephanie, i love a story like this. good morning. >> reporter: so do i, good morning, michael. well, this young woman says she wanted to change her body weight for her family's sake and always posting on social media about her workouts before and after pictures, inspirational quote, all the things that helped her lose more than 100 pounds in less than a year.
♪ 33-year-old brianna can't remember a time she wasn't overweight. by the time she was 18 she had gotten up to 224 pounds. >> i ate when i was happy. i ate when i was bored. i ate when i was excited. i ate when i was anxious and overwhelmed. >> reporter: she was married in 2018. pregnant the following year then the pandemic hit. brianna tipping the scales at 281 pounds. >> i'm thinking, oh, my gosh, i'm morbidly obese so i knew that when that pandemic started that i needed to do something quick to turn things around for my daughter. >> reporter: brianna turning to diet and exercise for an incredible transformation. ♪ here she is today, 130 pounds lighter. >> i have so much more energy. i have so much more confidence. just the way that i feel in my body and my mind just is amazing. >> reporter: she shared her story with "people" magazine. >> brianna's transformation has been remarkable losing more than 100 pounds during lockdown and those are the kind of transformations we're
celebrating in this issue. >> how did she do it? she started by exercising. using cardio dance workouts from youtube and increasing her workout time when she needed a challenge. as for nutrition. >> i cut out the carbs, potatoes, pasta, rice, bread, fried foods. >> reporter: she also dumped processed foods, stopped eating out, cut back on sugar and continued a plant-based diet she started in 2012. >> people engage in eating high quantities of plants we see that there's an improvement of what we refer to as noncommunicable condition, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and elevated lipids. with plants all of that is improved. >> reporter: today this working mom is a certified personal trainer, motivating others. >> i tried this journey countless times and fell and i just want to say that you can do it. you can do it, believe in yourself.
>> reporter: brianna wants people to know losing weight is a process so as long as you're making progress you're good. she says the motivation needs to be deeper than the number on the scale. michael. >> all right, she put her mind to it and got it done. thank you so much for that. the issue of "people" magazine with brianna's story is on newsstands now. we turn to "gma investigates" and our ongoing series looking at shopping through social media ads. one of the hottest buy, makeup subscription boxes being touted by social media influencers like the kardashians and becky worley tried some out and is back with her take. >> reporter: when is the last time you went to a makeup counter at a department store or a big box beauty outlets. the kibosh was put on that by covid and we've been turning to subscription makeup boxes, some of them have seen an increase in usage but the question, what are you getting in these boxes for that monthly fee? >> you guys are going to just love it.
>> reporter: khloe kardashian is hyping a subscription makeup box from a company called ipsy. >> i got my boxycharm of the month. >> reporter: kylie jenner is doing ads for boxy charm. subscriptions for major makeup boxes rising over the last year. >> the makeup subscription business has been steadily growing as if becomes more crowded, certainly media influencers are helpful in bringing more visibility to different makeup brands. >> reporter: "gma" trying out four brands, ipsy, boxy charm, fab, fit, fun and walmart. more personalization. this is interesting. my colleagues ordering boxes from each company. look look's april fry franzino using the manufacture's suggested retail price. when the boxes arrived i felt like someone sent me a present. >> you don't know what's inside a lot of times so that's fun getting to explore and test out new things.
>> reporter: we look at boxy charm, $25 a month. how did the items we received compare to what they promised from a value proposition? >> boxy charm was a great value for the price you pay. >> reporter: fab, fit, fun is a seasonal box, one every three months and has a mix of beauty and wellness products. >> you receive products up to more than $300 in total value. i even was shocked when i opened the box and was like, wow, i can't believe you get this for $50. >> what was the biggest gem that you found? >> there was a face cream that had a value of almost $100. >> walmart also has a seasonal box. the big surprise for me was that walmart has one of these subscription boxes. >> the one caveat is that most of the products are sample size. that being said the value was $20 so you're getting twice as much than you're paying more. >> reporter: "gma" ordering ipsy's glam bag plus. >> each of those boxes came with
seven products in them and they were all full size from a lot of well-known brands. we felt like you were getting even more than promised. >> wow. >> that was a great deal too. >> reporter: ipsy telling "gma" about the delivery time. since the staffers signed up on april 15th they received that may bag and that includes a window to build their perfect bag through ultra personalization. >> this is a lot less expensive than if you were to try to buy all of these products up front yourself. >> reporter: now, experts tell us that the reason why these boxes are able to provide so much more value than what you pay is because beauty brands love them. they're able to expose their products to more customers and they even sometimes put them in here at a loss so i do have to say, cecilia, it does sometimes feel like you get a present every month. >> what's inside that one you've got right there, becky. >> reporter: okay, all right, i have not looked at this so drum
roll, please. opening it up and, all right, we've got this looks like a very cute blush. we've got, ooh this, is a full sampler for eye shadow, nice. i've got some brushes, those will be fun. i'll use those. this is a mascara from a brand that i like a lot. and, okay, that's some sort of a bronzing cream so i'd say that's a haul, right? >> you get a little something new every month. that's a good thing to try. >> reporter: something new. >> enjoy all those products, becky, thank you so much. we head over to ginger now. >> cecilia, i'm taking in every moment with this sunshine because it's going to end later this afternoon and tonight for sure which i'll time out in a moment. first between the hot and cold, comes the rain and heavy rains at sometime, four to five inches from oklahoma through missouri. now, as that starts to slide east it's all about the mid-atlantic this afternoon when everybody is on the road so if you're i-95 or doing i-80 get ready. that's 8:30 p.m. tonight approaching, it is heavy. it will be even stormy at times. lightning and damaging winds, the heavy rain and ponding will the most problematic and
lingering showers through early sunday. that will keep temps way down on saturday. that is the big picture. the chilly picture. let's get a check now a little closer to home. especially on sadid you? good morning and welcome to the last friday in may, it's going to be partly sunny and comfy today and it is an exciting morning. minutes away from bts joining us live. the band has helped propel k-pop
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the music gets fans all over the world on their feet and dancing. >> k-pop is so popular for a couple of reasons. one of them is it continues a long tradition of basically teen pop. ♪ oops i did it again ♪ >> britney spears, the backstreet boys. ♪ everybody ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ >> even the bay city rollers from the '70s. ♪ something they have done differently is the engagement with the fans and the outreach to the fans. ♪ >> reporter: the groups build fandoms. many of these fans embrace and celebrate a different culture and language. >> if a young fan starts learning how to speak korean because of bts or trying to figure out what some of their lyrics mean or whatever, that makes them feel that much more invested in them. >> reporter: s
in the process. ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ >> the community they feel with fellow fans camping out with them, bonding with them leads t them said i've made so many friends because of bts and what more can you ask for than that? >> reporter: bts, it seems like they're new on the scene and maybe this k-pop is really making a stand in the u.s. now but i'll take you back, the first western or u.s. k-pop hit was "gangnam style." remember that? >> yeah. yeah, yeah. [ laughter ] >> told you i was going to take you back. >> all right, t.j., thank you. coming up, bts live. ♪ "gang
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hey there bay area, live with kelly and ryan is coming up. >> we have got elizabeth banks from press your luck, plus the american idol encore winner performance. back here at home, we got weather whiplash. excessive heat builds sunday at noon all the way through 8:00 tuesday. this is just for solano county right now. all of us will be feeling that heats inland. the air quality will be good to moderate. no spare the air, healthy air for all of us. it is a heat wave that lasts at least three days inland. even 90s are possible near redlands monday and near 70
near the coast. we will have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes. you can always find ♪ou can always find ♪ we are back now with our "gma" buzz pick as we head into memorial day. it's "last summer at the golden hotel" by elyssa friedland, a fun read, a perfect book to pack in your beach bag this long weekend. take a look. >> i'm author elyssa friedland and this is my book, "last summer at the golden hotel." escape with me to the catskills to the golden hotel. it was once the hottest resort in the area but now it's just barely hanging on by a thread. my book has been described as the love child of "dirty dancing" "the marvelous mrs. maisel" and the show you can't stay on morning tv. it rhymes kit's creek.
it has three parents but they're all awesome. i'm thrilled to be a "gma" buzz pick. happy reading. >> and we are thrilled as well. "last summer at the golden hotel" is available right now. you can read an excerpt online right now by using your phone to scan the qr code on the screen and keep reading with us on our instagram @gmabookclub. >> all right, time now to kick off our "gma" summer concert series with one of the hottest and biggest bands on the planet. bts. the group took home trophies in all four categories up for this year's billboard music awards. we'll hear them perform in a moment but first they're joining us live for a chat. fellas, good morning to you. and congratulations on "butter." the song already breaking five guinness world records including most views for a video premiere on youtube with nearly 235 million views in just eight days. how does it feel?
>> oh, it feels great to see people all around the world enjoy so much fun, amazing too and, of course, army, they are th >> army, i love you. >> hey! >> shoutout to the bts army the,f course, going back to the song, though, so catchy, fans are loving it. what's the secret to creating this smash worldwide smash hit like "butter" and like "dynamite"? [ speaking foreign language ] >> translator: so basically thinking of army, that's a big inspiration. >> uh-huh. >> that is a good inspiration, enough to get a hit song, that is for sure. we know you quarantined together. that must have been an amazing experience. tell us what it was like. how did you pass your days? >> what did we do? oh, sleep in, eating mcdonald's. making "dynamite."
yes, "butter," somebody watering the plants, painting, playing guitar, we did everything. oull your bubble? >> yeah. >> yeah. >> come on, come on, come on. >> yeah! >> hey, cecilia, hey, whit, hey, michael. >> i love it. clearly you did. okay, let's talk about that bts army, right, because we know how passionate they are and how passionate you are with all of your fans. how are you able to connect with them despite not being on the road? >> twitter, youtube. >> through social, new music, actually having to look forward to just -- i think social media was the biggest one. >> the "friends" reunion. you were part of it. so what was that like?
do you have a favorite character on the show? >> oh, so, yeah, basically "friends" was my english teacher for like a decade and it's really an honor that chandler, monica, ross, i miss them, always my idols. >> we got to say it's an honor to talk to you guys this morning. congratulations on all your success. a lot of fun, you guys are great. so thank you. >> we miss you, we miss you. >> we miss you. >> we'll see you soon. we will see you soon and coming up, for everybody at home, bts, they're going to perform their smash hit "butter." you don't want to miss it. stay right there. ♪ re. ♪
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>> announcer: now as the country re-opens with so much hope for a brighter summertime to -- celebrating by hitting the road and traveling to all 50 states this summer. >> good morning, america. [ crowd chanting "good morning, america" ] >> let it shine. >> >> announcer: time to celebrate the summer with -- [ crowd chanting "good morning, america" ] >> announcer: it's "gma's" "rise & shine" tour. we are back with the brand-new initiative giving a voice to diverse
underrepresented filmmakers and helping them bring their stories to the screen. it's called the disney launchpad shorts incubator and lara has more on it. lara, good morning. >> reporter: whit, good morning to you. 1,100 applicants submitted their own original short films, six were named winners of this incredible project and we had the chance to speak to all of them. >> aren't you making new friends? >> reporter: it's a space for all voices represented on and off screen. >> these creatures used to wander the streets. >> reporter: disney's launchpad program debuting a collection of short films directed and written by a new generation of diverse, dynamic storytellers. >> i grew up without mexican representation and clear representation that i was seen and that told me that i needed to hide that part of myself or be ashamed of it and i didn't
come out until so much later in life because of that. >> you think you're trying out? >> i don't know. >> reporter: there's a theme of discovery in the shorts and it's also part of the journey for these young filmmakers. >> filmmaking we hope that by sharing our stories little by little understand more about our own, our own self. >> you realize i just want to represent myself because that's the most powerful thing i can do and the most powerful way i can bring people together. >> reporter: disney studios supporting the teens from conception to production allowing these new voices to be heard. >> true representation only happens when the person telling the story has control of the story being told on camera and is being involved in the stage of casting. >> you get to change the audiences but actually the , th- people you're working with. >> reporter: encouraging others to do the same. >> we really prove to a point that there are filmmakers in every community and i hope that really empowers more people to tell the stories, really stand up and speak up and tell brave stories.
>> reporter: and all six shorts are streaming on disney plus starting today. applications for the 2022 launchpad program open until june 11th. what a great idea. >> absolutely. >> whit, back to you. >> great program looking forward to watching. we appreciate it. let's turn to ginger, say good morning once again, ginger. hello. >> good morning to you, whit. such an important forecast this holiday so we get a chance to show you. a tale of two forecasts depending on which coast you live. west coast, hot. excessive heat hot but the east coast and great lakes and even into the tennessee valley going to be cold and showery so i hope you get a chance to chill, get it.
with the windchills showing up there. yes, the windchill, freeze warnings, frost advisories from the northern plains all the way through new england. we're talking temperatures that are going to be close to freezing or at least feeling like the mid-30s as far south as indianapolis and then a look at the memorial day forecast for the memorial day cities, we always choose these fun cities that have names that make sense, patriot, ohio, 78 and sunny, hero, "the florida project," the only one with a chance for a shower. stay safe especially tonight if you're driving mid-atlantic through the northeast. now it's time to kick off now it's time to kick off our summer concert series with bts. their new single hit 20.9 million global streams on just the first day. the largest single day streaming total ever on spotify and
they're performing it for us here on "gma." this is bts with "butter," guy, take it away. ♪ ♪ smooth like butter like a criminal undercover ♪ ♪ gonna pop like trouble breakin' into your heart like that, ooh ♪ ♪ cool shade stunner, yeah, i owe it all to my mother ♪ ♪ hot like summer, yeah, i'm making you sweat like that, break it down ♪ ♪ oh, when i look in the mirror, i'll melt your heart into two ♪ ♪ i got that superstar glow, so, ooh, do the boogie like ♪ ♪ side step, right, left to my beat, high like the moon, rock with me, baby ♪ ♪ know that i got that heat let me show you 'cause talk is cheap ♪ ♪ side step, right, left to my beat, get it, let it roll ♪ ♪ smooth like butter, pull you in like no other ♪ ♪ don't need no usher to remind me you got it bad ♪
♪ ain't no other that can sweep you up like a robber ♪ ♪ straight up, i got ya making you fall like that break it down ♪ ♪ oh, when i look in the mirror i'll melt your heart into two ♪ ♪ i got that superstar glow so ooh ♪ ♪ do the boogie like ♪ ♪ side step, right, left to my beat, high like the moon, rock with me, baby ♪ ♪ know that i got that heat let me show you 'cause talk is cheap ♪ ♪ side step, right, left to my beat, get it, let it roll ♪ ♪ ♪ get it, let it roll, get it, let it roll ♪ ♪ ♪ get it let it roll ♪ ♪ ice on my wrist, i'm the nice guy got the night body and the right mind ♪ ♪ rolling up to party, got the
right vibe ♪ ♪ smooth like butter, hate us, fresh boy pull up and we lay low ♪ ♪ all the playas get moving when the bass low ♪ ♪ got army right behind us when we say so ♪ ♪ let's go ♪ ♪ side step, right, left to my beat, right, left to my beat ♪ ♪ high like the moon, rock with me, baby ♪ ♪ know that i got that heat ♪ ♪ let me show you 'cause talk is cheap you know that talk is cheap ♪ ♪ side step right left to my beat get it, let it roll ♪ ♪ smooth like butter, cool shade, stunner ♪ ♪ and you know we don't stop ♪ ♪ hot like summer ain't no bummer ♪ ♪ you be like, oh, my god ♪ ♪ we gonna make you rock and you say, yeah ♪ ♪ we gonna make you bounce and you say, yeah, hotter, sweeter, cooler, butter, get it, let it roll ♪ er, get it, let it roll ♪
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>> announcer: now with america re-opening what better way to "rise & shine" than from sunny california. next week celebrate with us. >> let's do it. >> announcer: wait till you see would will be dancing live on "gma" from so cal. celebrate next week with "good morning america's" "rise & shine" tour. we are having a lot of fun back with our summer concert series. get ready, bts army, here they are performing their grammy nominated hit song, "dynamite." ♪ ♪ 'cause, ah-ah, i'm in the stars tonight ♪ ♪ so watch me bring the fire and set the night alight ♪ ♪ shoes on, get up in the morn ♪ ♪ cup of milk, let's rock 'n' roll ♪ ♪ king kong kick the drum rolling on like a rolling stone ♪ ♪ sing song when i'm walking home ♪ ♪ jump up to the top, lebron ♪ ♪ ding dong, call me on my phone ice tea and a game of ping-pong ♪ ♪ this is getting heavy can you hear the bass boom, i'm ready ♪
♪ life is sweet as honey, yeah, this beat cha-ching like money ♪ ♪ disco overload, i'm into that, i'm good to go ♪ ♪ i'm diamond, you know i glow up ♪ ♪ hey, so let's go ♪ ♪ 'cause ah, ah, i'm in the stars tonight ♪ ♪ so watch me bring the fire and set the night alight ♪ ♪ whoa ♪ ♪ shining through the city with a little funk and soul ♪ ♪ so i'ma light it up like dynamite, whoa ♪ ♪ dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na-na, life is dynamite ♪ ♪ dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na, life is dynamite ♪ ♪ shining through the city with a little funk and soul so i'ma light it up like dynamite, whoa ♪ ♪ whoever wanna come along, word up, talk the talk, just move like we off the wall ♪ ♪ day or night the sky's alight ♪ ♪ so we dance to the break of dawn ♪ ♪ ladies and gentlemen, i got
the medicine so you should keep ya eyes on the ball, huh ♪ ♪ this is getting heavy, can you hear the bass boom, i'm ready ♪ ♪ life is sweet as honey, yeah, this beat cha-ching like money ♪ ♪ disco overload, i'm into that, i'm good to go ♪ ♪ i'm diamond, you know i glow up, let's go ♪ ♪ 'cause, ah-ah, i'm in the stars tonight ♪ ♪ so watch me bring the fire and set the night alight ♪ ♪ shining through the city with a little funk and soul ♪ ♪ so i'ma light it up like dynamite, whoa ♪ ♪ dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, na, na-na, life is dynamite ♪ ♪ dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na-na, na-na, life is dynamite ♪ ♪ shining through the city with a little funk and soul so i'ma light it up like dynamite, whoa ♪ ♪ dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, eh ♪ ♪ dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, eh ♪ ♪ dy-na-na-na, na-na, na-na, eh,
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they really are. like butter. fantastic. before we go we have a fond farewell to a member of our "gma" family. gary covick. he's a graphic artist in our overnight shift. one of the team members that create the graphics you see on the show every morning. well now after 22 years at abc, gary is retiring. yes, congratulations, gary. >> congratulations, gary. >> thanks, gary. >> sleeping at night, do that, gary. he is a musician, so he's going to have more time for his other passion of playing beautiful music. we wish you the best, gary. >> enjoy your retirement. playi music. we wish you the best, cig gary. >> own joy yoenjoy your retirem.
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building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc7 news. good morning, everyone. i want to take a look at traffic now with sue. >> good morning, kumasi . good morning, everyone. happy friday. the story at the bay bridge toll plaza says it all. we never had metering lights this morning. a pretty light commutes with the exception of a couple of troubled spots. just starting to clear out on the western side of the san mateo bridge, we had an accident blocking lanes. that has been improved so traffic and start clearing there. look at this whiplash on sunday, especially in solano county. excessive heat watch for 3 consecutive days, upper 90s to the 100s. there will be hot to which is outside of that area in north bay and east bay valleys, but we are not under watch right now.
pollen will be moderate all throughout the weekend. look at that heat wave sunday, monday, tuesday. kumasi? kumasi? now it deja vu: it's live with kelly and ryan. today, actress, director and host elizabeth banks. plus in the studio, a performance from our american idol encore performance winner, grace kinstler. and ribs are on the menu today as we kick off our hometown chefs summer cooking series all next on live. ["body" by loud luxury feat. brando] and now here are kelly ripa and mark consuelos. [crew cheering] ♪ body on my, losin' all my innocence ♪ ♪ body on my, grinding on my innocence ♪ ♪ body on my, losing all my innocence ♪ ♪ body on my... ♪ yeah, yeah, and do it! it's friday, may 28th, 2021. filling in once again for ryan is mark consuelos. [crew cheering]