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Getting to Know the NEW DAY Team; Bieber Cleared after Car Crash; Cher's "Woman's World"; Siblings: the Good and the Bad

Aired June 19, 2013 - 08:30   ET


KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: I guess I never knew how perfect this song was.

MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: This was really hard. This was hard. But we look tough, don't we?

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: I look good in that hat.

PEREIRA: They didn't warn us about the snakes.

BOLDUAN: At least you did something good. At least you were good at something. Flexing is --

PEREIRA: And the gun show.

CUOMO: I was doing it because you guys didn't see. I also have been completely emasculated by the competition.


BOLDUAN: But you're going to see more of that in a second.

CUOMO: Welcome back, everybody. This is NEW DAY. I'm Chris Cuomo. Kate Bolduan, Michaela Pereira. Great to have you with us. Wednesday, June 19th.

Five things you need to know every day, one person can bring it to you, Michael Pereira.

PEREIRA: Me. And I want to make sure that you know them all. Here we go. Number one, we're expecting to learn more about those top secret NSA programs at a congressional hearing today. Director General Keith Alexander promising to explain more about the 50 plots they helped foil.

Number two, Tea Party activists preparing to storm Capitol Hill this afternoon for an audit. The IRS rally. TV host Glenn Beck and Kentucky Senator Rand Paul will be there protesting the IRS targeting of conservative groups.

At number three, today is the last day of school for many students in Chicago. For some schools it's the final day in business. The city will begin shutting down the first of 50 schools slated for closure.

In Washington state, less than a month after part of the Skagit Bridge collapsed, the span will reopen for business today. The fix only temporary, though. Permanent replacement coming sometime this fall.

Are we at the number five? Yes. The Chicago Blackhawks try to even their Stanley Cup Finals series in Boston tonight. They're trailing the Bruins two games to one.

And for everything you need to know for your NEW DAY, go to

BOLDUAN: There you go.

PEREIRA: Did it.

CUOMO: Nailed it.

PEREIRA: Nailed it.

Indra Petersons is here in our weather center getting you up to speed on what you need to know before you head out the door this morning.

INDRA PETERSONS, AMS METEOROLOGIST: We can just already feel it's getting closer to the weekend. So much nicer out towards the northeast. We're seeing high pressure building in and warmer conditions expected for us, no rain in the most important part. But unfortunately that same blocking high is also a problem because it means fire. Yes, the heat is on. Warmer temperatures, lower humidities and winds on the rise in the southwest, which does not make a good condition.

We're talking about red flag warnings in the southwest today. Big question on everyone's mind, is this going to last? Unfortunately yes. The three-month outlook is talking about above-normal temperatures. That combine would the drought, unfortunately, does mean fire risks throughout the summer.

Also notice in Alaska, this is a trend. Look at this above normal temperatures that were already set. Something that's going to stay on all of our minds. And of course, keep in mind, your local weather right there at the bottom of your screen.

BOLDUAN: Right there on the bottom of your screen. Indra, thanks so much.

So we've been getting into the groove. Feels like day three.

CUOMO: Thousand.

BOLDUAN: It is also day three. Day 1,000. Great.

And as you guys seen, we've been sharing a little bit of our world. Where we come up, where we grow, what we expose ourselves to. And yesterday Chris took us fishing. Wonderful fisherman. Michaela also very good. Me, obviously not so much. I -- what did I do? I took the team shooting. Not for any other reason than it's been something that -- it's a special thing I've been doing since I was a little kid. Take a look.


BOLDUAN (voice-over): There's a special bond between father and daughter. And in a family of four daughters, one of us was destined to be the tomboy.

That was me.

(On camera): I was 6 years old I would sit in the duck line with my dad when he's hunting and then as I got older, this is our thing.

I was just with him a week ago and we were just shooting together.

(Voice-over): Just look at these pictures from our last hunt, surrounded by nature and I get to spend time with dad.

CUOMO (on camera): How psyched are you to spend that time with your father?

BOLDUAN: It's just our special time. I have a lot of sisters. We're always together and everyone is talking. But this is our quiet time.

CUOMO: There's nothing like quiet time when people are firing weapons.

BOLDUAN: I know.

(Voice-over): And let's not kid ourselves, it's a huge adrenaline rush.

(On camera): Like a kid in a candy store.

(Voice-over): And to me, there's nothing more natural than a woman and her gun. So what better way to bond than to take these two shooting.

PEREIRA: That's what I'm talking about.

CUOMO: That's what I'm talking about.

PEREIRA: Feels good, doesn't it?

BOLDUAN: A little taste of gun metal and the great outdoors.

CUOMO: You want this one? Because if you do, you can't have it.

BOLDUAN: Why not?

CUOMO: Because if it's the best gun I want it, because I want you to lose and I want to win.

BOLDUAN (voice-over): As you'll soon see, Chris could use a canon and he'd still miss. So let the competition begin.

CUOMO: That was nice. I want to be Kate. But I'm not.

BOLDUAN: First, some tips for the rookies. CUOMO: What?

BOLDUAN (on camera): Can you handle it?

CUOMO: What?

BOLDUAN (voice-over): Whenever they're ready to listen.

PEREIRA: Yet I can't hear anything he's saying.

BOLDUAN (on camera): It's amazing. These are amazing.

PEREIRA: Cuomo-proof.

BOLDUAN: Cuomo-proof.

PEREIRA: I'm on board.

BOLDUAN (voice-over): Safety is always number one.

(On camera): Never point the gun at anyone. Always point it at the ground. Safety's on.

PEREIRA: Safety's on.

BOLDUAN (voice-over): Then line up.

(On camera): This is going to go out. You don't want to aim it at this because it's moving.

CUOMO: Don't shoot where it's at, shoot where it's going to.

BOLDUAN (voice-over): Finally, just relax.

PEREIRA: She's funny. Here's a gun, shoot that thing. Don't stress about it.

BOLDUAN (on camera): You see it, you go. You see it, you go.

(Voice-over): For Michaela, it's her first time even holding a gun. So getting comfortable is no easy task.

PEREIRA: Can I close one eye? Because the two eye thing does not work. I feel like I'm going cross-eyed. I don't -- I didn't -- I didn't even know where that went.

BOLDUAN: As for Chris, well, he has his own set of challenges.

(On camera): Let's see it, Cuomo.

CUOMO: All right.

BOLDUAN: Oh, man, I thought he was -- thank you so much. You see a green target, shoot it.

CUOMO: Pull. Pull. BOLDUAN (voice-over): Like I said, Cuomo could have used a canon.

CUOMO: My pride hurts.

BOLDUAN: But before long, Chris and Michaela can't get enough.

PEREIRA: Go get a coffee, I'm going to be here a minute.

CUOMO: We're not going anywhere until daddy hits one of these.

PEREIRA: I did it. I did it.

BOLDUAN (on camera): I'm really proud of you.

PEREIRA: My god. I'm still shaking.

CUOMO: It's so much fun. It's such a great challenge.

BOLDUAN: Fun, though.

(Voice-over): It's a challenge that seems to prove too great.

CUOMO: Pull. Pull. I'm nowhere near it.

BOLDUAN: Until we're ready to call it a day. With that, my work here is done.

CUOMO: Bring it in. Bring it in. Bring it in. I'm a man.

PEREIRA: You're a man.

CUOMO: I'm a man, again.

PEREIRA: A passion I learned from my father now sharing with my TV family.


PEREIRA: The -- just before we wrap up, you get a fish, lie down, shot of the day, you get a shot, and you hit the clay.

BOLDUAN: In Chris' defense, the stock on that gun was much too short for him, but, still.

CUOMO: Maybe one of the nicest things you've ever said to me. I was terrible. I really was.

PEREIRA: That was really, really difficult.

CUOMO: It was hard.

BOLDUAN: It was a difficult course.

PEREIRA: It was very difficult.

BOLDUAN: Because it was so vast, there's so much space. It was a difficult course. But it was a whole lot of fun.

PEREIRA: You nailed it.

CUOMO: So much fun. And also, I just love the idea you're out there in nature with your father and you're bonding and the whole sporting life.

BOLDUAN: I hope dad's watching actually. I don't even think I remembered to tell you, Dad. Sorry.

CUOMO: It's such a big slice of the country, too. I mean, you know.

PEREIRA: What did you think, Dad? Did she make you proud? I know she did.

BOLDUAN: Dr. B. In Indiana, now back to surgery. Probably a patient is waiting.

CUOMO: You, you were great. You were like a sniper.

PEREIRA: I know.

BOLDUAN: Well, I would not call myself a sniper. Everybody at the back (INAUDIBLE) at the dad's hunt club is like, she's not that good.

CUOMO: I wore that hat. People like, wow, isn't that for hunting? I was like, I guess right.


PEREIRA: But it is all relative. Compared to us, you're excellent.


BOLDUAN: No, my father is -- when we go -- when we go shooting at the range, he's 100 out of 100. I'm like 50 out of 100 and everybody that he hunts with. I mean, it's one thing to go, you know, shooting skeet, it's -- or sporting clays.


BOLDUAN: It's another thing when you're in the elements, in your corn coat, in the blind, shooting at the ducks and geese.


BOLDUAN: It's a very different thing. A lot more.

PEREIRA: I still have to close one eye. I can --

BOLDUAN: Whatever works for you. Whatever works for you.

CUOMO: Corn coat -- corn coat?

BOLDUAN: A corn coat. Didn't you see the picture of my dad and I --

CUOMO: I want those. What that is? Corn coat.

BOLDUAN: You got to wear (INAUDIBLE).

CUOMO: I want one of those.


BOLDUAN: Hard to come by.

CUOMO: I like the gear. I go -- tell them what's coming up tomorrow.

BOLDUAN: You can geared up. That was fun. And lots more to come.

PEREIRA: So this is the thing, we're going to even the playing field a little bit because we all have a challenge. We get vested by first graders. And not many of them had teeth. I'm going to introduce you to an after-school program that is very near and dear to my heart in Los Angeles called L.A.'s Best. You'll meet some of the kids, see us trying to do some math because math is hard. And apparently for me.

BOLDUAN: It was so much fun.

PEREIRA: They were really a delight. This is great.

CUOMO: Shows how big Michaela's heart is also.


CUOMO: Really great stuff.

BOLDUAN: All right. We've got lots more coming up.

Coming up next, what will her name be? Kim and Kanye having trouble deciding just what to call their new baby. I know you can't wait. Apparently, they've got options.


BOLDUAN: The top four. It's coming up next.

CUOMO: And that's hot. Running across lava in Italy, that is. John Berman will tell us what he learned on the Internet today.

BOLDUAN: That is very hot. Yes, it is.

CUOMO: Italy, we can do it. Italians have very tough feet.

BOLDUAN: You guys thought I was going to make you look bad.

CUOMO: From the great stomping.

PEREIRA: You look good in that piece.


BOLDUAN: You know what? CUOMO: That was fun.

BOLDUAN: That was good.

CUOMO: That was fun.


BOLDUAN: I am not going to embarrass her by trying to sing Cher's music. Only one woman can do that, Nischelle Turner.

PEREIRA: Every day she comes here with the "Pop 4".

NISCHELLE TURNER, CNN ENTERTAINMENT CORRESPONDENT: You know, you hear that music and you think, gosh, she sounds great. Well she sang it live last night and sounded just as good. It's our number four story popping this morning. Cher is coming up.

Justin Bieber is our number four story popping this morning.

CUOMO: I'm so excited.

TURNER: No I know I set you guys up for the fall but Justin Bieber was involved in a car crash involving a paparazzi. TMZ says that the police actually have now cleared the singer of a hit and run after he hit a photographer in his Ferrari.

They say the photographer was actually at fault for stepping into the roadway. He wasn't seriously injured by the way. Now, watch this video, guys, from this last night. You know, he really did jump right in front of the car and I have to say, not trying to defend Justin, but he took a long time trying to get out into the road trying to make sure the photographers were all out of the way. And they were right up on his car right? Trying to get every picture they could when he was leaving the Laugh Factory. So, it's not a good situation.

PEREIRA: And it's really dangerous.

TURNER: And somebody and you know just a few months ago there was a photographer that was killed --


TURNER: -- while trying to cross the roadway in Los Angeles trying to get a photograph of Justin Bieber in a Ferrari that he wasn't even in.

BOLDUAN: Justin and his car. He does not have a good time with his cars.

TURNER: No you know but in this case, I do have to say, he was trying his best to be careful. So it was a little bit of a scary situation.

Ok, now, here we go. She needs only one name and one name only. We've been hearing her, Cher. Yes, indeed. Our number three story this morning. She premiered her new single "Woman's World" on "The Voice" last night 67 Miss Cher is. PEREIRA: Hello.

CUOMO: She looks great.

TURNER: She showed everybody how it's done, she sang and she danced live. And she sounded phenomenal.

PEREIRA: That amazing hair, makeup.

TURNER: A couple of things yes, she's got the Cher head piece. She came with it last night. And also, I know that you guys have deemed NEW DAY torque (ph) free zone, but her dances were torqueing.

BOLDUAN: I know we don't have the video.

But we do have someone in the studio who does torque but we're not going to show it.

TURNER: Oh boy, oh boy. It's not me. It's not me. Let's move on to number two. Divorce card, no matter who you are. And you know what doesn't make divorce any easier. And this kills me, finding out via text. Yes this is our number two story.


TURNER: Russell Brand's lack of tact. Katy Perry revealing in "Vogue" that she has not spoken to her former husband since he quote "texted me saying he was divorcing me On December 31st, 2011."

CUOMO: That's what these kids do these days everything is by text.

PEREIRA: They're not kids. They don't, they're not kids.

CUOMO: They are compared to me.


PEREIRA: Old man, everybody is.

TURNER: And you get off my lawn.

CUOMO: I'm Chris Cuomo.

BOLDUAN: Really.

TURNER: I love how we just skipped over the whole fact that she got divorced in a text.

BOLDUAN: That is horrible.

CUOMO: Well that's what, that's an allegation.

TURNER: You know listen, I am a woman that has been broken up with a time or two. I don't like it.

PEREIRA: Not by text. TURNER: Not by text.

PEREIRA: What's in a name? What is in a name?

TURNER: The yet to be named Kim-ye baby is our number one story this morning. Rumors swirling, guys, that Kim and Kanye little princess could be sporting one of these three names. Are you ready?

BOLDUAN: Ready to go yes.

TURNER: Klementine Star West, Kai Jorja Donda West on her mother's name. Kadens Donda West which I like that's my favorite of the three.

CUOMO: Kaden Donda West?

TURNER: I like Kadens, Donda was Kanye mother's name and she has passed. So they made that. So I can tell you it's not going to be Kris with a "K" because that's her former husband's name.

BOLDUAN: You've been saying Kate. I mean like what?

TURNER: It could be Kate, could be Kayla.

BOLDUAN: All right we of course want to hear your thoughts on all of these stories. Check us out on Twitter and Facebook or go to and let us know what you think.

CUOMO: Coming up next, look at that. A snake that could open doors? It can't be.

BOLDUAN: There he is.

CUOMO: Oh, what is that? A snake that could open doors. Can't be. John Berman will tell us more about that and what else is big on the Internet today. Here he is John Berman.

PEREIRA: There he comes.


CUOMO: There he is.

PEREIRA: Here he comes. He can open doors.

CUOMO: Like that snake.


CUOMO: John Berman, a.k.a. Fabio's boy toy here to tell us what he learned on the Internets today.

JOHN BERMAN, CNN HOST: It's the only thing I have in my chyron (ph) -- it's in my contract as always.

Let me tell you what I learned. I learned about siblings the good and the bad. Let's start with the bad. In Atlanta last night Justin Upton and B.J. Upton they're brothers and they're both outfielders for the Atlanta braves. Look what happens when a routine fly ball gets hit their way.

BOLDUAN: Oh no. This isn't going to end well.

BERMAN: These guys are brothers.

BOLDUAN: They're brothers?

BERMAN: They're brothers.

CUOMO: That's exactly why they did it.

PEREIRA: Wait, they're supposed to know.

BERMAN: Like have some kind of brotherly familial communication.

BOLDUAN: That's hilarious.

BERMAN: B.J. Upton knows it's the center fielder and the older brother who gets the call -- always.

CUOMO: Brothers are more likely to do it.

BERMAN: Here it is one more time.

PEREIRA: Absolutely.

BOLDUAN: Slow mo.

BERMAN: All right. This is a little better. These are much better siblings right now. Twin little girls -- check it out, they're discovering the magic of rubber bands.

BOLDUAN: Nothing better than the little one laughing.

PEREIRA: Let's do it, again.

BERMAN: You know what they're doing? They're communicating. The Upton brothers need to pay attention to this right now. If they had talked like this they would have caught --

CUOMO: You can already see the difference in their personalities. The other one on the left is very careful and the one on the right is just going for it. Every time --

BERMAN: All right. I learned something. I also learned something that makes Michaela just like squirm. It's about snakes. It's also a sign of the end of time.

PEREIRA: You don't find this unnerving, Berman?

BOLDUAN: This is the end of days.

BERMAN: The snake can open a door.

PEREIRA: It stands up.

BERMAN: That's from Germany. And you can hear the German person there saying "good job" in the background.

CUOMO: Which is German for "good job".

PEREIRA: If this -- this makes me boorish than there's (inaudible) you know what I'm saying. This snake can do too many things.

BERMAN: I need to tell you one more thing that will lift your hearts. We'll close on this. It is a dog who just won't give up. A dog who sees the glass and just wants to eat it. This dog's name is Penny and apparently wants to eat through this glass but she will not give up. Let's hear it for Penny right now.

BOLDUAN: Come on Penny.

CUOMO: Look at those teeth.

BERMAN: Animals out there who just try and try and try.

PEREIRA: Cute little puppy.

CUOMO: She's a very cute little doggy.

PEREIRA: What better way to end the show than with a little cute doggy named Penny?

CUOMO: We're happy it didn't eat the glass.

That's it for our third day -- day three of NEW DAY.

BOLDUAN: We're going to do this every day.

CUOMO: "CNN NEWSROOM" with Carol Costello begins right now. Hey Carol.

CAROL COSTELLO, CNN ANCHOR: Thanks for showing me that picture of John Berman. I knew the shot of that --


CUOMO: We end every show that way.

PEREIRA: It will change your world.

COSTELLO: Fantastic. Have a great day, guys. Thank you.

A special edition of "NEWSROOM" starts now.

Good morning and thank you so much for joining me. I'm Carol Costello. Let's go to Germany right now. This is a live look at the iconic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Actually the seats in front of the gate right now. This is where President Obama will be speaking at any moment now. This landmark, this city full of historical significance for U.S. Presidents, who want to talk about democratic ideals and freedom.




COSTELLO: Perhaps the most famous speech given there. And the wall between East and West Germany did come down. And, today, 26 years since Reagan and nearly 50 since John F. Kennedy's famous "Ich Bin Ein Berliner" speech -- I am Berlin, translation, President Obama will make his own history.

Although the reception he'll receive won't be anything like it was in 2008 when Candidate Obama spoke before a crowd of 200,000 people, only a couple of thousand people are expected to be in attendance for the President's speech in Germany today.

We have team coverage for you this morning. Jessica Yellin is in Germany; Dana Bash and Gloria Borger are in D.C.

Of course let's start with you, our chief White House correspondent, Jessica Yellin because you're in Germany. What will the President say? Set the scene for us.

JESSICA YELLIN, CNN CHIEF WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Hi, good morning, Carol. It's a glorious day here in Berlin. The President is set to make some news in his speech. He's going to propose that the U.S. and Russia both draw down our nuclear weapon stockpile by one- third -- that's a very ambitious goal. And, also, reduce what is called tactical nuclear weapons and attend more summits.

He'll talk about the U.S. and Europe's joint commitment to democracy and he'll talk, again, about that history you referenced with Ronald Reagan and John F. Kennedy both speaking at the Brandenburg Gate. But the President will note that he is speaking on the other side, not on the West but on the East side because the wall has now come down. And he is the first president in so long able to do that.

But Carol, as important as what he says is the context and why he's here after -- five years after he gave that first speech in 2008. As you point out 200,000 Europeans turned out to see him then. We're expecting well below 10,000 to see him today. He is still popular here, but there is a lot of rage with the U.S. right now because of drone strikes, because of the NSA surveillance. These are topics the President had to address in a press conference he held with Germany's chancellor just a few hours ago and he was on the defensive -- Carol.

COSTELLO: All right. I want to ask Dana Bash about that very topic because Dana I was reading some German newspapers online last night --