December 13th, 2013
03:49 PM ET

New Day Midday: A Girl's Surprise for her Deaf Parents

Today's "New Day Midday" looks at a girl's surprise for her deaf parents, Beyonce's new album, and Kate Bolduan's latest Instagram challenge.

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"New Day" Wrap Up – 12/13/13 – Friday
December 13th, 2013
11:10 AM ET
December 13th, 2013
11:09 AM ET

Will Ferrell Joins Fight to Free American Shezanne Cassim

The fight to free an American being held in a United Arab Emirates prison is intensifying, Sara Sidner reports.

The UAE, for the first time, is acknowledging the imprisonment of Shezanne Cassim, and the 29-year-old is now getting some help from Washington and from some big names in Hollywood.

The comedy website "Funny or Die" released a video urging the UAE to "Free Shez" for doing something they do all the time – make a video that's supposed to be funny.

Cassim has been imprisoned since April, his family says, for posting what was intended to be a funny video on the Internet.

It was meant to be a piece of comedy, a 19-minute video that pokes fun at a clique of Dubai teens who are influenced by hip-hop culture. In the 1990s, the label "Satwa G" was coined for a group of suburban teens who were known to talk tougher than they really were.

But the situation isn't funny any more.

His next hearing is scheduled for Monday, December 16.

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December 13th, 2013
11:00 AM ET

YouTube: 2013's Biggest Hits

Kevin Allocca, Head of Culture & Trends at YouTube, stops by "New Day" Friday to talk about the year's most viral videos.

From Jean-Claude Van Damme's split between cars to the song "What Does the Fox Say?" weigh in below and tell us your favorites.

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