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'Dancing with the Stars' finalists celebrate on 'Good Morning America' -- VIDEO

The new Dancing with the Stars champ was revealed last night, and the coveted mirror ball trophy went to Glee star Amber Riley. Along with finalists Corbin Bleu and Jack Osborne, Riley appeared on Good Morning America to field Twitter questions, show off their hard-earned dance moves, and reveal how much they really know their dance pro partners.

In their “after party,” Riley didn’t dance around questions like this one, “How sexy do you feel right now?” Her response? “I feel early morning sexy,” as her dance partner Derek Hough nodded in sly approval. Corbin Bleu was asked what he would miss most about dancing with Karina Smirnoff. “The accent,” he replied. “It’s hearing her just not say articles when it comes to her sentences,” Bleu added.

Watch the DWTS finalists chat below: READ FULL STORY

Batkid saves Pitbull on 'Good Morning America' -- VIDEO

A superhero’s work is never done.

Batkid, a.k.a. five-year-old Miles Scott, flew all the way to New York City to continue his crime-fighting ways, this time saving rapper Pitbull, who was locked in his Good Morning America dressing room by the Joker. All it took was a simple stomp of Batkid’s foot to disable the cackling villain, a slap of his hand to break the chained locks on the door, and just like that, Pitbull, who hosted the American Music Awards last night, will live to rap again.

Scott’s leukemia is now in remission after being diagnosed when he was 18 months old. Finished with chemotherapy treatments, his father called this part of his life the “after party,” a “celebration.” On Nov. 15, the Make-a-Wish Foundation made Scott’s dream of becoming a superhero for a day come true, garnering all of San Francisco to cheer him on as he saved various individuals from unspeakable harm.

In addition to messages from actors who’ve played Batman, as well as from President Obama, Batkid also received a special message today from outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg: “Hey Batkid, it’s great to welcome another crime fighter, to the real Gotham, New York City.”

Watch Batkid on Good Morning America below: READ FULL STORY

Matt Lauer as Pamela Anderson?! The best costumes from 'Today' & 'GMA'

Is anything quite as heartwarming as the forced merriment of a morning show Halloween?

Take Today, for example, which really went all out with a set of costumes themed around classic TV shows. (Did most of those originally air on NBC? You bet your wax lips they did!) Al Roker was B.A. Baracus from The A-Team; Natalie Morales and Savannah Guthrie were Laverne and Shirley; Carson Daly was Officer Baker from CHiPs, alongside Erik Estrada as “Erik Estrada’s younger self;” Hoda Kotb, and Kathie Lee Gifford went as Flintstones ladies Wilma and Betty. (Hoda: “Hey Wilma, you know what? It’s ‘Thirsty Thursday!’ You know what that means?” Kathie Lee, perhaps already hammered: “Brontosaurus burger and a pterodactyl tequila.”)

The best outfit, however, belonged to Matt Lauer, who got gussied up in full Pamela Anderson drag to become C.J. from Baywatch. (As you see above, Willie Geist was David Hasselhoff; Carmen Electra was the ghost of sex symbols past.) See all the gang’s in-character shenanigans below…


Jonas Brothers talk breakup, future on 'Good Morning America' -- VIDEO

Well, fangirls, it’s time for an “S.O.S.” The Jonas Brothers have officially (definitely) broken up. One day after announcing their breakup following weeks of speculation and confusion when the band’s Twitter page was deleted and the cancellation of their 19-day tour, the New Jersey natives sat down with Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts to discuss their future plans and the truth behind the “deep rift” between them.

“I feel like we’ve had some complications within the group for a long time without addressing them.” Nick, 21, said, acknowledging that he was the one to initiate the talk. “It was a tough conversation. It was the first time we really had that real conversation.”

The Jonas Brothers have released four albums since 2006, selling upward of 20 million records. A fifth album, V, was scheduled for release this year. “The album will not be completed,” Kevin, 25, revealed. “But we’re going to be doing something for our fans. They have traveled with us and been with us for so many years, we didn’t want to leave without giving them back something.” The group will release four yet-unheard tracks already recorded for the album and live recordings from their last summer tour, about 10 tracks altogether.

Hurricane Sandy, one year later: Chris Christie makes the morning-show rounds -- VIDEO

It’s been one year since Hurricane Sandy battered the U.S. eastern coast, leaving lower Manhattan a dark, flooded wasteland, in addition to uprooting countless residents, inflicting billions of dollars in damage, and killing around 117 people in the U.S.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made the rounds on the morning shows to discuss the lingering effects of Sandy and the status of recovery efforts in his state, in which tens of thousands of residents are still displaced. Though Christie appeared encouraged by the progress New Jersey has made in assisting almost 30,000 affected residents, the morning news anchors were more skeptical of the recovery effort, grilling Christie on whether more can be done.

On CBS This Morning, Christie told Charlie Rose, “I think we’ve made tremendous progress in the last year,” noting the thousands of people back in their homes and boardwalks rebuilt, “but I also know that we still have a lot more work to do. … My mission is to get all those people back in their homes.” Rose pressed him on the issue of the nearly 26,000 residents who are still homeless. Christie blamed the slow-moving federal government, saying that it took 92 days to dispense aid.

Robin Roberts celebrates one year anniversary of her bone marrow transplant

Though technically she is 52, Robin Roberts is celebrating her “first birthday.”

Today marks the Good Morning America anchor’s one-year anniversary of receiving her bone marrow transplant. Roberts was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome or MDS in 2012, a disorder in which there are not enough healthy blood cells in the bone marrow. Roberts previously battled breast cancer when she was diagnosed in 2007. READ FULL STORY

Katy Perry reveals 'Prism' album cover, 'big surprise' on 'Good Morning America' -- VIDEO

Katy Perry roared her way onto Good Morning America earlier today, flanked by cheerleaders and clad in a sunny, surprisingly demure daisy-covered dress. Though the singer exclaimed that she hardly ever gets up this early, she seemed pretty wide awake — get it?! — as she greeted the show’s team and unveiled the cover of her upcoming album, Prism.


Trayvon Martin's parents speak out on multiple morning shows -- VIDEO

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin made the morning-show rounds today, speaking out for the first time after George Zimmerman’s not-guilty verdict was announced July 13. Trayvon Martin’s parents were somber and resigned in each appearance, repeatedly expressing their shock at the verdict — and indicating that they may be moving forward with a civil suit.

Martin spoke movingly about his son on CBS this morning, opening the interview by saying, “I want America to know that Trayvon was a fun-loving child. He was our child. We miss him dearly. Just to have your child’s life taken away from you like that, it hurts. And it’s a process that will take a long time to start to recovery from.”


Robin Roberts accepts Courage Award at last night's ESPYs -- VIDEO

While last night’s ESPY awards provided some big laughs, the awards show also provided moments of profundity when awards were given out to Jack Hoffman, the young boy from Nebraska who got to play alongside his Nebraska football heroes; the Hoyts, who have run hundreds of races with each other — father pushing his cerebral palsy-stricken son to the finish line; and to the amazingly talented Robin Roberts, who overcame not one but two life-threatening illnesses.

When the Arthur Ashe Courage Award was given to Roberts, it’s hard to imagine that there was a dry eye in the house. Tom Cruise narrated a package detailing her life from childhood in segregated Mississippi to breaking barriers and becoming a sportsnewscaster at ESPN and an anchor on Good Morning America.

The auditorium gave Roberts a standing ovation — and deservedly so. With her hair growing out from recent treatment for myelodysplastic syndrome (after battling breast cancer five years ago), Roberts looked absolutely stunning in a red gown and her acceptance speech was just as moving as you’d expect it to be — I’m especially loving the shout out she gave to sister Sally Ann, who gave her bone marrow. If you need a little inspiration today, check it out below: READ FULL STORY

Both 'Today' and 'Good Morning America' give tips for surviving a plane crash -- VIDEO

Aerophobes and high-fliers alike are feeling uneasy about air travel in light of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which crashed Saturday at San Francisco International Airport. Images of the plane’s burned-out corpse could chill even the most seasoned traveler, despite the fact that nearly every one of the flight’s 300+ passengers made it out alive. (Two Chinese teenagers, Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linja, were found dead on the tarmac.)

So, what should you do in the extremely unlikely event that you’re on a crashing plane? Today and Good Morning America each aired a few key tips on their shows this morning — and though these programs are arch rivals, their plane crash survival tips are actually remarkably similar. Both recommend knowing how close your seat is to the plane’s exit, as well as staying low in the event of smoke. Both are also careful to point out how anomalous Asiana 214′s crash was; statistically, you’ve actually got a better chance of perishing in a shark attack than a plane crash. (Odds of being killed by a shark are about one in 3.7 million, according to National Geographic; odds of being killed in a plane crash are one in 11 million, according to Discovery.)

Additionally Today suggests not trying to grab your bags as you exit the plane, while GMA tells passengers to be extra aware during the first three minutes and last eight minutes of the flight — 80 percent of air accidents happen during these windows.


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