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Interview with Brian Holloway; Interview with Jake Gyllenhaal; A Man and his Sandwich

Aired September 20, 2013 - 08:30   ET


MICHAELA PEREIRA, CNN ANCHOR: All right and rightly so. Number one, government shutdown, could it be ten days away? Until the government runs out of money it shuts down. This morning, the House is expected to pass a temporary spending bill that defunds Obamacare, a provision that will likely be-strip of the measure when it reaches the Senate.

President Obama meantime visiting a Ford plant in Missouri today to continue pushing for Republicans to raise the debt ceiling and pass a spending plan that does not defund the health care overhaul.

Gun violence at a Chicago park leaving 13 people injured including a 3-year-old child. That little boy is now in critical condition. The shooting is believed to be gang-related.

We've learned the security firm that gave Aaron Alexis clearance to the Washington Navy Yard also gave clearance to NSA leaker Edward Snowden. Officials say the gunman may have been motivated by a workplace dispute.

And at number five, get 'em while they're hot, the new iPhone hits stores today. You can choose the upgraded 5S or economically friendly 5C, and of course you can always avoid those big lines and order online.

We always update the five things to know so go to for the very freshest. I like that. See how I changed that?


CHRIS CUOMO, CNN ANCHOR: That was fresh.

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: Very fresh. Thank you, Michaela.

Here's one you want to listen in to, a former NFL player is fighting back against teenage vandals, not just one, but a whole lot of them. Brian Holloway was out of town over the Labor Day weekend when 300 teenagers -- 300 of them -- flooded his home for a wild party.

It caused damage to the tune of $20,000 at least. They broke windows, spray painted graffiti and left piles of garbage, all the while he knew it was going on thanks, of course, to Twitter.

Now he's on a mission using social media to teach them a lesson and he's created a website, where he's posted some 170 of the party tweets and photos. He hopes that parents will talk to their kids not only about why you should not trash someone's home, but also about drug use and underage drinking. Just amazing when you see all of those photos and it's happening in real time.

Also happening in real time, we have Brian Holloway here to talk about this. This is an amazing story that this happened. What was it like?

BRIAN HOLLOWAY, FORMER NFL PLAYER, FOUNDER HELPMESAVE300.COM: So, I'm getting shocked (ph). My son says you need to go online and take a look at this. I said you're at college, what are you, pranking me? He goes no dad, I'm serious.

So I look online, and I'm getting tweets. He says, dad that's the house. And I look and I scroll through and see these people drinking, partying, standing on furniture. And I'm going this place is getting destroyed and sure enough I get a tweet. I can't believe we're destroying this place, I can't believe how drunk she is, hand me some more of those drugs I can't believe the cops are here. I'm watching this happen right in front of my eyes and I go we need to get up there fast. What happened? What's going to happen?

BOLDUAN: Yeah, absolutely. Any idea why they targeted your home?

HOLLOWAY: I don't know. I mean it's like you know, it's been our home for years, and so they're like hey, he's not here. It's a big place. Let's go out and party at Holloway's place, let's break in this joint and have a party. There was planning to be there for three days. Three days -- 300 people and there's 200 that couldn't come, so we've learned a lot through all that social media intelligence.

PEREIRA: So, fast forward, you're now using social media to --

HOLLOWAY: Oh, no. That's my game. That's my game, as soon as I saw that, number one, I called Brian saying we need to capture all of this. Within five minutes we had all the tweets. All of them.

BOLDUAN: Brian is your son?


So, we've captured all that and that became all evidence. And so every person that was there, that was in the dialogue, we have their name.

CUOMO: So there were would it two layers of stupid and one level of incredible grace here. One, I can't believe anyone would do anything to you. Okay, because you are no one to joke with.

Two, they then put it online. Your response to this? This is a big hit financially for you. You're a very prideful man also, so you don't like that they did this to your home. Where did your mind and your heart take you that you decided to do it this way? Because yes you called the cops to make it stop but you could go on a war against these families and really do some damage if you wanted but you chose this way. Why?

HOLLOWAY: Well, Cruz shows up on the football field on Sunday against Flacco (ph) and Gastineau is not the one that showed up for this. Dad showed up. I knew one thing. Everything that was broken could be replaced, everything that was stolen could be returned. There are 300 lives at stake and I don't want to be haunted looking over a casket ten years from now of 30 of those kids who are dead.

CUOMO: The vandalism was the least of it. I think that's the point.

BOLDUAN: The police did not catch anyone. They had all cleared out basically and no one -- has anyone apologized to you?

HOLLOWAY: They've apologized online, maybe two or three dozen.

BOLDUAN: No one came to your house.

HOLLOWAY: We invited them. I'm talking with them because I built the conversation online immediately after that. Here's what happened, here's went down, parents, take a look at this.

BOLDUAN: There is the key, where are the parents here?

HOLLOWAY: Well, I'm wondering because I offered the opportunity, please come up to the house because I don't want this scar on this beautiful property. We're going to have a huge picnic to honor the veterans people, that's tomorrow. And I told them please come up and help me clean this place up and get it ready. One parent and one child showed up, and that was a backhand slap in the face.

BOLDUAN: Because you're actually concerned about these kids. The fact is we were all kids, we all did stupid stuff, right? And I'm sure there was underage drinking in some of our pasts, etc., etc. But you say that you're actually -- as a parent you're more concerned than you would just be from random pictures you see online. What made you so concerned?

HOLLOWAY: The point is it's obvious they're off track right now, and somewhere they fell off, I don't know where they are, but as a community and parents all of us need to look at our responsibilities and say what do we do, how did we get lost, and how do we get them back on track? Right?

CUOMO: You don't hear enough about that message either. The parents are usually left out of the equation, it's always what will the charges be, is the punishment right for the crime. Not about how to fix the behavior going forward.

HOLLOWAY: Yeah, and this idea is this is going on all across the country. Parents need to step up and sit there and go old school, look I need to know what you're tweeting about. Let me see your tweets. I want to see your Facebook. Why? Because during that precious and tender and volatile age called adolescence, kids are navigating away. There's too much dangerous obstacles in the way, drugs, alcohol, meth, roofies, all that stuff. We got to get them to the other side. Parents need to sit here and go wow, this is a wake-up call. This is happening all over the country, not just my place.

CUOMO: Hopefully getting the exposure, giving this message that is a much different road than you could have taken, will get those parents to wise up and get involved in their kids' lives and involved with you and other parents to think about it as well.

HOLLOWAY: I hope so, but the fact is they got a little wake-up call when they said here it is, not only was it on your kids posted, I wouldn't have this and it wouldn't be on the national news.

BOLDUAN: This is all their own doing.

HOLLOWAY: That's two buckets of stupid.

BOLDUAN: Good way to put it.

CUOMO: The only thing wrong with the story, why you got to mention the Jets about who you played against?

HOLLOWAY: Look, I like the Jets. I like the Giants. I've reconciled, been to therapists. I sent all my therapists, two therapists. I'm a little sore at the Giants after the last two Super Bowls but I've reconciled that. I can hold the Giants ball, we're sitting there giving these away to people who donate to let's all the community come together.

Military personnel in New York, get up to New York, you can come tomorrow, and it's a potluck and bring a plate. Don't come -- I'm not Eli. I can't sit there and stroke those checks. I'm not Sanchez, write them quarterback checks and take the whole thing. You come up there we'll have a good time. No beer, no drugs, no alcohol, just good old family fun.

BOLDUAN: I'm in. Brian Holloway thank you so much. Good luck. I don't know what you say, go get 'em is the way for this.

CUOMO: Thank you for doing it.

HOLLOWAY: You're welcome.

BOLDUAN: All right. Coming up next on NEW DAY, some Hollywood star power, talking about a lot of power, physical power over here and star power coming up. Jake Gyllenhaal is here live, going to be talking about his new thriller "Prisoners."

CUOMO:And they can have their Jake Gyllenhaal, because I will take my John Berman, he is here with his award of the day, a man shares his vision of the ultimate McDonald's sandwich. Costs you $141.

PEREIRA: He can't eat that.


PEREIRA: Welcome back to NEW DAY. Our next guest has been described as the anchor of his latest film. Take a look.


JAKE GYLLENHAAL, ACTOR: What did didn't you wait for me the other night, man?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I've never seen you before, Are you sure you have the right house?

GYLLENHAAL: You're doing some shopping in the Value Mall lately?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Yes. Why? Is it a crime to shop there? Can't afford to buy from suits from Brooks Brothers.

GYLLENHAAL: All right. You bought children's clothes.



PEREIRA: This film is "Prisoners," the man, I don't need to introduce him. Jake Gyllenhaal welcome to NEW DAY. Thank you for being here.

GYLLENHAAL: Thank you for having me.

PEREIRA: One of the reviews describes you as the anchor of this film. As an actor, do you push aside all those reviews? How do you tell when you've done a good job on a role and you feel good about it?

GYLLENHAAL: First of all it makes four anchors thousand.

PEREIRA: Four anchors at this desk.

GYLLENHAAL: Yes, all of us. It's really not - I mean to me, I think that this role is sort of the narrator of the whole movie in a way, and so I think he just had people acknowledge the narrator in one way or another. As the detective you're discovering clue after clue after clue and to not fall into the exposition of a movie but to be acknowledged outside of that is always a huge compliment.

BOLDUAN: You often as a -- I've watched many of your films, you take on complex characters. Do you see similarities in the character of this act, the detective, from other characters in the past, or is this something very different for you and that's why you liked it?

GYLLENHAAL: I would hope every human being that you play is complex. You know what I mean? I mean, I think that's what makes anything interesting when you walk into a scene or any situation and you have more than one thing to play.

BOLDUAN: It takes you making that, conveying that on the film and not so many people do it as well as you do.

GYLLENHAAL: Well, that's very kind of you. I think there are many people who do it really well.

CUOMO: Me, too, get a hold of yourself, gosh sakes. Really?


BOLDUAN: I was just saying. As the pope says --

CUOMO: You are living the message my sister. I'll change the tone here on you Gyllenhaal. He was ducking the question. Here's the thing that I liked about it --

GYLLENHAAL: It's tough on CNN.



CUOMO: This movie is one of the few movies that I've seen that it makes you think about what the rest of the characters' stories are, there are a lot of layers here, and it also plays on one of the central fears of families.


CUOMO: Without giving it away, everybody knows the main concept of the film and it really got to me. This film was very realistic emotionally and contextually. Did you know that when you were putting it together, when people start to get ooh, this is really getting at the crux of what it would be like to fear for your child?

GYLLENHAAL: Yes, I think we are ware there is a mythology that's been based on this idea that there are these movies that have come out where the hero seeks revenge and gets revenge and that this is a movie about somebody who is seeking revenge and that revenge begets more revenge, and that was very important to sort of -- it was important to all of us to redefine the idea of a hero, that nowadays in modern times, this myth that is perpetuated over and over again of everything sort of in a weird way even with the sort of glorified violence that a hero will get away scot-free, is not true in this movie.

And I think also that fear of, which it taps into the most primal fear I'm not a parent myself but every parent I've talked to said this is one of the scariest things they can think of, but at the same time what is interesting about this film when you say that is that, I see from every parent says oh I'm scared to see the movie or whatever, and I say I see how much they love their family when they say that and this movie is about that love ultimately, and I think that that's what makes this film so interesting, because there is with all of the darkness a great hope at the end, and so I know it's a very tense movie to watch. I joke that you'll pay for your seat, buddy, I'll leave you at the edge!


PEREIRA: But ok so to that end every day when you're on set, how long did the shoot take you? This took --

GYLLENHAAL: Three and a half months.

PEREIRA: Three and a half months -- three and a half months of living in that intensity.


PEREIRA: You got to do something to protect yourself from -- because that can do a number on you -- on your psychology and everything. What do you do to sort of I don't know keep a barrier around you or bounce back to regular Jake? What do you do?

GYLLENHAAL: When you're working with Hugh Jackman, the nicest man in the world --

PEREIRA: Well that would do it.

GYLLENHAAL: You know things are -- no but I -- I think that the spirit of a movie, the company that made this movie, Alcon -- you know made "The Blind Side", they made "The Dolphin's Tail". You know they made -- they are a very family oriented company. They also love their families deeply and everybody in this movie really does and so they had a sense of family on set all the time and even with the tense aspects in the movie and it is very intense many times, on set and off camera, there is great love.

I had worked with the directors, it's the second movie in a row we had made together and so we had just an easy rapport and there's something really fun when you feel like you're hitting a stride while you're -- while you're making a movie all together. And the cast is just insane so as an actor you're working with these incredible actors and as, you know, harrowing as the scenes are they're also incredible.


GYLLENHAAL: So it's really fun. I mean that's a strange word to use in this case but it is really fun.

KATE BOLDUAN, CNN ANCHOR: So the reviews are already good. The movie is hitting theaters today. So what's next for you?

GYLLENHAAL: I'm -- I'm going to play I guess the equivalent of a stringer for a guy who films footage for the local news, it's going to be called "Night Crawler" which is written by Dan Gilroy and Tony Gilroy is producing the movie, they are two brothers who did "The Bourne" movies and stuff so it's going to be a very, very, very interesting film.

CUOMO: It's true you're cutting weight for the role, is that true?

GYLLENHAAL: I am. I -- I feel strange talking about the process before it begins but the answer to that question is yes.

PEREIRA: Yes with a deep pause.

CUOMO: Unusual. It was an actual answer to a question. No. We wish you good luck with it.

PEREIRA: And we should let you know that the film is in theaters now.


PEREIRA: You will pay for the seat but you only need the edge of it.


BOLDUAN: The bumper sticker. PEREIRA: Take what's your own. It's really a pleasure to have you here. This is great.

CUOMO: Well good luck going forward.

GYLLENHAAL: Thank you guys. And thank you for saying that man. Thank you so much I would love to.

PEREIRA: Come back again. You're welcome to NEW DAY.

BOLDUAN: Thank you, thank you.

GYLLENHAAL: Thank you.

BOLDUAN: All right so now to this CNN's Hero for this week, more than half of all African-American children grow up without a father at home. That's according to the U.S. Census Bureau so Joe Jones is trying to change that. And here is how. Take a look.


JOE JONES: I'm Joe Jones. I work to help fathers and families to become responsible for themselves, their children and their communities. I was nine years old when my dad left the house. I began using drugs when I was 13. I spent time in jail consistently and I also had a son that I wasn't responsible for. There's no reason why you can't get out of the hole regardless of what the circumstances are. I'm telling you. There aren't many spaces in our community where men can go that are safe.

On your marks, get your baby, go. And instruct them and be healthy. We're recruiting on the street because you have to penetrate the community. To be a responsible fatherhood -- that's why we built the center. You can make mistakes but you can cover those mistakes.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Joe has allowed me to find and restore my dignity.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We currently have six classes left for you to see. You're almost done.

JONES: That's one of the greatest things that you can offer anyone.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Make my energy be increased for fatherhood.

JONES: When you see someone and they got that pride, that light in their eye is relit, their potential is unlimited and they're showing their little boys and little girls what it means to be a man, what it means to be a dad.


BOLDUAN: That is this week's CNN Hero.

CUOMO: Few lessons are more important than that one.

All right coming up on NEW DAY a Wisconsin man went to extremes to sample the menu at McDonald's and when I say the menu, I mean all of it. It's our award of the day coming up. I got a big mouth but I don't even think I could eat that.


BOLDUAN: New Mexico is like that right? Weren't you in Mexico for a while.

PEREIRA: A lot of conversation going on.


PEREIRA: I don't know where to look.


CUOMO: I'm having a good morning and now we have John Berman here.

BOLDUAN: I'll never going to live this down.

CUOMO: To give us his NEW DAY award of the day.

BOLDUAN: Save us.

CUOMO: I said my chest.

JOHN BERMAN, CNN CORRESPONDENT: It's always good to follow Jake Gyllenhaal here when you're a dude. I have a breakfast special for you this morning. Meet Nick Chipman from Wisconsin. He likes McDonald's a lot.

PEREIRA: What is wrong with him?

BERMAN: So much they decided to order all of it at once-- seriously, all of it at once. He set out to make a sandwich with every single breakfast and lunch sandwich on the McDonald's sandwich. He calls this the McEverything comprised of 43 total sandwiches, it cost him $141 bucks. He stacked them up together and connected them with bamboo skewers and he actually placed the order, goes in and orders all 43 sandwiches at once and the person behind the counter asks him one question, "Why?" So this was his response obviously.


NICK CHIPMAN: Why not? I mean the first guy to climb Mt. Everest asked him why, and he said because I can, you know. Because no one has.


PEREIRA: Because you can.

BERMAN: You know Nick Chipman wins our award today. He has to. The man who made the McEverything wins the "Everything in Moderation" award. Because guess what?


BERMAN: He didn't order fries with this because that would be excessive.

BOLDUAN: Did he get hash browns?

BERMAN: He got just the sandwich and a diet coke.

PEREIRA: And a diet Coke.

BERMAN: Because he didn't want to get like the sugared coke. What is wrong with this guy?

PEREIRA: Isn't that always the crazy punch line they always love the diet Coke.

BOLDUAN: I love it. Mt. Everest, the McEverything -- they're right on par.


CUOMO: And side order for like a liver.

BERMAN: He's going to eat it. You know, he's going to eat it over three days. He's going to put some in his fridge and snack on it.

CUOMO: And Morgan Spurlock is going to show up at his house.

BERMAN: He says he's not trying to overdo Spurlock. I like what he's doing in a way more than Spurlock because it's a celebration.

BOLDUAN: Yes, Spurlock is going to come after you now.

BERMAN: Well, you know, I get a pedicure with Spurlock.

BOLDUAN: Yesterday was the rub. Now you come over --


PEREIRA: He's coming after you? You need protection.

BERMAN: I got Jake Gyllenhaal here looking out for me, I'll be ok.

CUOMO: Two cool dudes.

BERMAN: Two cool dudes, me and Jake.

PEREIRA: Well done.


CUOMO: It's been a great day here on NEW DAY.

PEREIRA: Jake Gyllenhaal.

CUOMO: Thanks for being with us. Have a great weekend. PEREIRA: Thanks.

CUOMO: It's time for "CNN NEWSROOM". Jake Gyllenhaal says the best, the most beautiful person at CNN, not me, shockingly, Carol Costello.

CAROL COSTELLO, CNN ANCHOR: Oh, he did not. But I'll take it.

BOLDUAN: I'm telling you. We don't lie. Pretend that he did.

CUOMO: It's what he said. I was shocked myself.

COSTELLO: Have a great weekend guys. Thanks so much.

"NEWSROOM" starts now.

Happening now in the "NEWSROOM" battle lines drawn --


JOHN BOEHNER (R-OH), SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE: We'll deliver a big victory.


COSTELLO: The GOP and the government shutdown fight getting ugly.


REP. PETER KING (R), NEW YORK: We as House Republicans should stop letting Ted Cruz set our agenda for us.


COSTELLO: On Twitter, "Wendy Davis has more beep than Ted Cruz and "Wave white flag and surrender."