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and our weekend info was today. madam constituent. throughout the morning we take a look at what women want this november and what the candidates must do to win their votes. and a stunning announcement from hollywood's it couple. comedian miami big santee yago joins us to explain. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. a lot to fell you about this morning, so let's get you straight to news. we start with a massive black eye for the secret service. the agency was forced to pull 12 agents out of colombia because of a prostitute. it happened before the president even stepped off the plane yesterday. journalist and author ronald kessler broke the story, and he told me it started with one prostitute who wasn't paid. from there it went to the police and then to the state department. i asked kessler about the real risk in this case. >> the real risk is, you know, some of these agents were married. they could have been subjected
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to blackmail by these porosirose prostitutes, and as a result, they could have let terrorists in to secure areas, and that could have results in an assassination. >> the secret service says those personnel are being relieved of their assignments, returned to their place of duty, and are being replaced by other secret service personnel. they also said security was never compromised. two small bombs exploded almost simultaneously last night. the bombings were far from where world leaders were getting ready for the summit. no casualties. just minor damage. there was another bombing in the capital city of bogota. more tornadoes likely in the plains possibly this evening or overnight. more storms struck oklahoma yesterday. for only the second time ever, the nation's storm prediction center has issued an alert 24 hours in advance. tony lubbock chase storms and
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he's heading to chase storms he called in to speak with us just a short time oeg. many of those tornados could potentially be very, very strong. impacting a lot of people from lincoln, nebraska, all the way to wichita falls, kansas. >> officials say the roth broke apart in just seconds and fell into the ocean. south korea has been searching the area for debreechlt this all comes as the north celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of its late founding leader kim il-sung. for the previous tax year the romneys paid $3 million on more than $21 million in income. the obama campaign is targeting other romney tax years.
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he has yet to provide tax returns in years in which he made hundreds of millions as a corporate buyout specialist or as governor of massachusetts. it begs the question, what does he have to hide. a romney campaign spokeswoman says the couple will release their 2011 tax return when it is filed. "the boston globe" says senator scott brown and his wife were not hurt when an suv they were in was involved in an accident. no one was cited, and no one was injuried. the talk show world is about to get a little bit bigger. take a look at this. >> i am julian assange. we've -- >> that is a preview of the upcoming talk show, "the world tomorrow," yes, with your host julian assange.
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so far the guest list is under wraps but assange and the network suggest that it will be controversial. also under wraps is how he's doing the show. he's under house arrest in the uk where he's fighting extradition to sweden on rape and assault allegations. he's deniedny wrongdoing in that case. violent storms and tornados are likely to break out today in a wide stretch of the plains. the worst weather could happen after dark. alex steele is watching. >> maybe after 7:00 we could see the balance of these and long track storm, really strong tornados are certainly possible. let's take a quick look at the drawer picture. driving i-44 if you're out there, you came home from getting paperer, getting a coffee, you can see. it's been a wet go. showers, thunderstorms, yes, severe, weather, no. we did have and do have this
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tornado watch posted, but it expired and just expired at 9:00 central time. so that is good news. all these storms kind of moving northeast at about 30 miles an hour. but indianapolis, boy, you are in for a wet day. this thing kind of tranning right toward you. first i want to show you why we have the potential for this severe weather threat that's about 36 hours old in the talking about. atmospherically, it's all ripe. we have this area of high pressure that was kind of preventing this moisture. that has pushed eastward, kind of just opened the door, the floodgates, if you will, for the warmth. we geesht this jetstream. it is vigorous and moving and going to get into this warm sector of air. upper-level low, firing off. so the biggest threats today. if you're watching us from in of these cities or know someone in these cities, the key, maybe we won't see this today. rain wrapped. all incredibly scary. have a plan of attack. des moines, wichita, k.c.,
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oklahoma city, and abilene. if you notice the geography, we're talking a thousand miles. green bay to texas, including chicago, st. louis, little rock. big hubs if you're flying or driving. certainly a lot of the country impacted tomorrow and tonight. again, randi, the latest. that's the severest rain weather threat. isolated tornadoes this afternoon, three, four, five, certainly not out of the question. >> that's a big area. thank you very much. still to come this morning, just how well do you know your dictators? >> who is that? a prophet? >> a prophet? >> yeah. >> maybe to some. pete dominick hits the streets in new york city with game you don't want to miss. plus one mom bad mouths the other. where's the love? i'll be talking to one of the most famous mommy bloggers on
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because the more we help them, the more we help make opportunity possible. look, look, look. a cease-fire has been declared, but the violence continues in syria. opposition groups say government forces are raiding homes and shelling neighborhoods in the cities of dura and homs. the latest conflict comes as the u.n. security council prepares to vote today on a draft resolution. that demands access to syria
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from outside observers and calls on both sides to end fighting. >> it seems like every hour we hear more tragic news about syria and the middle east. i know it can be overwhelming, so comedian miami pete dominick decided to turn the cameras around. he wants to see what folks really know about some of the world's more evil dictators. >> reporter: we're playing "name that dictator," all right? they're all bad people. i imagine, batman, you're concerned about the world's worst dictators. >> yes. >> where are you from? >> australia. >> aussies. >> right. >> aussies, aussies, aussies. >> right, right, right. >> who is this one? right. >> who is that? >> a prophet? >> who? >> a prophet?
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>> maybe perhaps. why should we know who syria's bashir al assad is? >> because he's at war with his own people. >> who d us that look like. >> muss leeny. >> had a crush on con dee lee za rice. killed his own people. >> gadhafi. >> saddam. >> gadhafi. >> who's that? >>. >> gadhafi. >> gadhafi, that's right. >> who's that? >> saddam hussein. >> saddam hussein. >> adolf hitler. >> adolf hitler is wrong. [ bleep ]. >> saddam. >> no longer with us. >> no. that's right. he's no longer with us. do you think people, humans, anywhere in the world, americans, anywhere, we should know about what's happening right now in syria? >> of course, yeah. >> why? >> because it's part of our world. >> the younger generation is more detached on what's going on across the borders.
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>> we can do better, can't we? who's that? >> say syria. >> who's that? >> syria. >> say assad. >> assad. >> check it out. >> thanks, ma'am. >> you're a crime fighter and these are criminals, right? >> yeah, definitely. >> killing their own people. >> this one is bashar al assad. >> right. all right. we're glad you're on the case. >> i'm on the case. i'm definitely looking out for them. >> thank you, batman. randi, the point is we should know what's happening and whenever it's happening. a guy like this doing what he's doing to his own people, we should be aware of it, speak up, say something to prevent it from happening anywhere else in the world. thanks. >> did he really hug it out with those people on the street? oh, boy. all right, for get what he said. it's all about what she said. democratic strategist hilary rosen taking heat after blast mitt romney's wife. her comments have start add passionate debate.
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up next, we talk about one of the most famous mommy bloggers on the web. she'll join us next. [ crickets chirping ] [ traffic passing ] ♪ [ music box: lullaby ] [ man on tv, indistinct ] ♪ [ lullaby continues ] [ baby coos ] [ man announcing ] millions are still exposed to the dangers... of secondhand smoke... and some of them can't do anything about it. ♪ [ continues ] [ gasping ]
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is dinner a little late tonight? >> patience, papa. i had to straighten up my dressing tachblt something or someone tippedover my hand lotion. my compact was spilled all over and my pan cake makeup is missi missing. >> june cleaver was the quintessential mom, staying home, cooking dinner, cleaning house. that maybe why this comment about mitt romney's wife caused such a firestorm. >> what you have is mitt romney
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running around the country saying, well, you know, my wife tells me that what women really care about are economic issues, and when i listen to my wife, that's what i'm hearing. guess what? his wife has actually never worked day in her life. she's never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and how do we -- and why do we worry about their future. >> hilary rosen eventually acknowledging the work that stay-at-home moms do and she apologized to ann romney but not before the fight over women's work exploded on television and on television. jenny lawson is no june cleaver. she's the creator of the glad to have you on our show this morning. what do you thing of hilary rosen's comments? >> i think them are fighting words. you know, personally i would like to say of all of these things, the thing that i would
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like for people to take way from this is it would be so great if we could stop using the word mommy when we talk about other women. it's sort of a pet peeve of mine personally. unless someone has come out of my birth canal or lady garden, they're the only person allowed to call me mommy. you wouldn't ask mitt romney about daddying. you'd ask him about parenting. that's what my firpt thing would be. stop using the word "mommy." and secondly, you know, anybody who is a parent has obviously work add day in her life because it is exhausting to be a mom or a dad. >> you're a parent. have you gotten a lot of responses on your blog about it? >> you know, i really haven't because i don't talk quite as much about political sort of things. you know, what was kind of interesting is before i came on, i sort of did a poll to kind of figure out what people were most interested in, and what i asked was about the zombie apocalypse
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and how many people are concerned about it and i asked are people pretty concerned or very concerned, and it turns out everybody's concerned except for the people who are really prepared in which case they're just excited. so you know, i really think it's sort of a nonissue in my opinion. i think it's an issue that's going to go away. >> i think when you talk parenting, there are two kinds of stay-at-home mochls. there are those with help and those who don't have. can we put them all in the same basket? >> yeah, i don't think so. you know, every single parent goes through -- has a completely different life and has to make completely different choices. you know, i personally would love to have nannies and governesses and trainers and all that, but i don't begrudge people who do have those things, at least not to their faces, but what i do think is important is that each of us realize that
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it's a decision that they have to make for themselves. you know, i remember seven years ago when i had my daughter, i decided to go back to work, and it was very much like choosing whether you're in the bloods or the krips because it was such a dpz, what they called the mommy wars back them. i don't know what they call them now. it was the stay-at-home mom versus the working mom. now it's more stay-at-home mom versus working mom versus people who realize that everybody has to make their own decision and they have so much grab going on in their own lives they don't worry about what everybody else is doing. i'm personally in the last group and i'm happy to see that camp growing. >> what do you think are the most important issues to women and do the candidates even understand what women want? >> you know, i think in some
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ways i do. thing the forced ultrasound issue is one that's important. thing defejding a planned parenthood is something that's in the forefront. i think promoting gay marriage is for a lot of women, including myself, something that's really important. but, you know, i don't think that you can make a generalization because every single woman and every single person has a different opinion. >> any changes you would like to see as we move forward? >> i would really like to see the candidates come up with a zombie apocalypse plan. >> i don't think that's going to happen. >> i don't think it's going to happen either, but i think first of all, kids are really interested in zombies, it would get kids interested in politics and it's about survival skills and protecting your brains and knowledge. i mean when it comes down it to, maybe robot revolution or the internet becomes self-aware. there are all sorts of things that are fascinating and could make people interested in
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politics again. >> i think you should send your zombie plan to the white house, stat, right away. >> i think i will. >> jenny lawson, great to have you on the show. we'd love to have yu back another morning. thank you so much. >> thank you so much. still ahead, adopting can be tough for any parent but it can be especially tough for those in the lbgt community. up next, meet a man who's helping gays and lesbians find their way. up next, good morning, everybody in washington, d.c. we're waking everyone up at the white house and here. keep it here. diarrhea, gas or bloating? get ahead of it! one phillips' colon health probiotic cap a day helps defend against digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. hit me! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'.
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she says that she misspoke. she clarified her comments, and she's apologized. so end of story in the whole hilary rosen controversy, right? not quite. not if you ask the mitt romney campaign. they're using the political firestorm to their advantage. on the front of their website, this image, you see it there, "stand with ann." you'll recall critics pounced on her. rosen said ann romney never worked a day in her life. joining us now maria cardona and republican analyst lenny mcallister. we've got this and a whole bunch of other things to talk about. let me start with you, maria. are they milking it or can they still benefit? >> of course, they can, randi. they're wanting to obfuscate from his lack of positive record on any issues having to do with women from the economy to health
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care to education to anything that they really care about. women do care about the economy. that is the number one issue. but when you have a presidential candidate that is talking about defunding planned parenthood, when he's talking about repealing obama care, which actually gives millions of women health care coverage and millions of their children health care coverage, children that have pre-existing conditions, when you talk about the mitt-ryan plan which i like to call it because he has embraced the paul ryan plan which will absolutely get rid of medicare and medicaid as we know it and slashes education budgets, that is not a plan that middle-class women, working-class women, frankly women everywhere, whether you stay at home or work outside the home, it's not a plan that is going to give you economic security in these fragile economic times. >> lenny, this has been a bit of a blessing for the romney campaign. he's really struggling with women. take a look at the recent polling. obama has a 57% to 38% advantage
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over romney among women voters. now the rnc is jumping in the fray with this new m"moms do work" campaign. how long can they ride it out? and what's the strategy then to get women voters? >> we have to remember where this yore new york stock exchange nated from. this yore new york stock exchange this originated from the obama campaign. now you're going have this war on mom situation. this is just a response to a conjured up thing in the first place over the contraception issue, which was not about taking birth control away from women. it was about the catholic church and obama care. so they're going to react to that bandle this out there. and they can continue this on for a good while because this will get conservative women and independent women to look at what's really important in this election, which is the economy. and as long as we're seeing the weak economic numbers that we're
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seeing, unemployment went down, but so did jobs created in america. guess what? women want economic equality, they want economic freedom, and they want good jobs in the 21st century. and as long as they still have a hard time doing that for four years now, we're going to continue to have this message. and you'll see governor romney start winning this message as we move through the spring into the summer. >> let's talk about what the obama campaign is doing, certainly targeting romney. this week the campaign i'med supporters five things that you should know about mitt romney. so let me share them with you. one is romney's positions are the most radically anti-women of any candidate in a generation. two, he would repeal obama care. three, he's a risk when it comes to foreign policy and national security. four, romney would double down on the disastrous tax policy os testify bush years, and, five, he would end medicare as we know it. maria, is this a blueprint of how team obama is going to go after romney in the general election? >> well, it certainly points out
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all of the issues that romney is absolutely vulnerable on and i think what it does is point out the blueprint about the vision that is a huge stark contrast that the obama campaign is going to continue to make the case on because, look, the fact of the matter is that romney and his economic plan is going be disastrous for middle class families, women and men and their children as well as working class families in this country who are the ones that are struggling the most in this recession. and guess what? what does mitt romney want do? he wants to embrace the ryan plan which will double down on the disastrous and public and political and economic policies that were put in place under george w. bush, which put us in this recession in the first place. and it's been the obama administration that's now created more than 4.1 million jobs, more than 1 million jobs for women. and he is the one that has put this economy back on track, rescuing it from a second great
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depression. and mitt romney wants to take us back to the exact same place. romney is bleeding support from independent women, from latino women, from minorities. he's in trouble. >> hold on. hold on. lenny, wi want you to respond. if you were the romney campaign manager, i would want to know five things you would want voters to nobody about mr. obama. >> it's interesting that maria keeps going back to the bush era tax cuts and the like. maria, are these the exact same policies and tax rates that obama signed extensions for in december 2010? because it's very hard for the people to understand why the president would campaign against this in 2008, 2009, sign them into law in 2010 and go back and campaign against them in 2011 and 2012 and convenienty forget he had control of both houses and signed them into law. these are the things that people are worried about.
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five things that romney should be remind people about obama, he did blow the top off of everything in america. not only the 8% unemployment rate, but as well, look at national debt that has exploded under president obama. number two, he's made us number one in the world, unfortunately. first time we've ever had a aaa bond rating disappear under america's wachlt number two, we can't create jobs over that. with senator obama that ridiculed senator clinton four years ago that said let's mandate homelessness to be gone from america in that everybody thoos buy a home. we talked about the economic issues but the fif igt thing would be, fifth graders have hope and change for a full employment economy because they -- by the time they graduate from high school, get out of bratss, they, their parents and grand parents will have the
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first full employment economy since they were basically around right now. if this is the path we're supposed to go on with these five things in toe, i think the romney campaign needs to take this to the american people and ask can we afford these five things for four more years with president obama. >> you both brought it and that's it. we'll leave it there. we have other news to tell you about. thank you both. love the energy this morning. >> thanks, randi. still ahead, secret service agents and prostitutes, it led to embarrassment for the agency but did it compromise security in come colombia. we'll take you there next.
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we're waiting on the world to wake up with us. good morning, everyone, and good morning, los angeles. glad you're with us. glad you're watching this morning. the secret service is in the spotlight this morning with a massive black eye. that's because the agency was forced to pull 12 agents out of colombia because of a prostitute. it happen bfrd the president even stepped off the airplane yesterday. the agents were there to lay the groundwork for the president's security. our dan lothian is traveling with the president for the summit of the americas and he joins us now. dan, what is the secret service saying at this point about the scandal? >> reporter: well, first of all, they're pointing out that they're taking these allegations seriously, that they acted after initial questioning here on the ground, and sent these personnel back home, and that investigation continues. they have an office that's sort
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of like an internal affairs office. it's the office of professional responsibility. they are now handling this investigation. additional secret service personnel were sent in to replace those who were sent home, and we're told by the u.s. secret service that in no way was the president's security compromised by this incident. but as you pointed out, this is certainly not only a black eye on the secret service but also a big and serious distraction for the administration, the white house, as they try to focus attention here at the summit on the issues of trade and economy in the region. >> so what's the next step, dan? i mean what will likely happen to these agents? >> reporter: well, you know, i think that's still unknown at this point. the secret service being very tight-lipped about any additional details in terms of what happens next. as i pointed out, the investigation does continue. it's hard for me, i think, to predict what the outcome of that will be, but they do take it seriously.
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i think, you know, there's a lot of talk out there and various sources say this involves a prostitute that 12 of these secret service men were sent home. the secret service is not confirming that number and they won't confirm the fact that prostitutes were involved, but certainly news of that is disturbing because you never want to have an agent or an officer who's involved in protecting the president be compromised in any way, and someone's suggesting that something like this could certainly do that. so this is all being investigated. additional interviews, i'm told, will be conducted. >> i mean the separate security incident, there were these two small blasts that occurred nearly back to back in c cartagena. >> reporter: that's right. this was happening as the
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president was heading to carta nebras cartagena. two additional blasts took place in cartagena, one at a bus, one at a shopping mall. we're told by a u.s. official that they occurred several miles away from the venues where the leaders are gathered. there were no injuries, minor damage, we're told. and, in fact, it's interesting because a large paper here in colombia, they put it on the seventh page. they're downplaying it. they're used to this kind of violence. they're trying to move beyond some of the violence we saw back in the 1990s. so they're kind of downplaying it, talking about how these devices were sort of homemade devices, but nonetheless, this is being investigated not only by u.s. officials but colombia officials. >> a lot for you to be handling
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there in colombia. thank you, dan, very much. appreciate it. he says he's smart, he says he's talented but president obama says he's something else. what the rapper is saying. coming up next. plus, it's about time. brad and angelina about to make it official. stay with us for more "cnn saturday morning" where news doesn't take the weekend off.
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it's official. after seven years and six kids, mega stars brad pitt and angelina jolie are now engaged. you'll have to see the ring. but first more entertainment headlines. president obama has done it again. remember when he had choice words for kanye west after the show stopper during the awards? >> aisle let you finish but beyonce had one of the best videos of all time. >> now listen to what the president said shortly after that. >> the young lady seems like a perfectly nice person. she's getting her award. what's he doing. >> why would he do that? >> he's a jackass. >> well, president obama hasn't really changed his mind. he told the atlantic that kanye west is smart and very talented but, yes, still that word. joining me now comedian bill santiago. bill, good morning to you. what's your take on the president's comment? he's said it again. >> good morning, good morning.
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he's still a jackass but a talented jackass. of course, that's the moral relativism that's understand mining the country. i'm surprised mitt romney isn't putting that in a press release. jackass, that's such a timid term. that's a 1950s insult. this is a very polite president. a lot of people actually don't think he's a talented jackass. they just stop at jackass. >> why is he even wailging in on in? doesn't he have north korea, syria, health care, and the campaign to worry about? >> someone asked. you know, he can't ignore everything or maybe he has a real hatred for kanye and he wants to make sure his opinion is known. they could have been rivals in chicago. dmoijt what's going on. you have to admire kanye.
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his last song is "theraflu." have you heard of that song? if jay-z doesn't come out with a response rap called nyquil, then i don't know what this world is coming to. let's talk about lady gaga. she's catching heat over a tweet she put out. just killed back-to-back spin classes, eating a salad, eating of a cheeseburger. hash tag, pop singers don't eat hash tag i was born this way. was this over the top or was she dreaming of -- >> are you kidding? we have an obesity problem. she should be tweeting more like this. you know. put down those cheetoe
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cheetoes #calories count. stop bigging out #muffin top. i think she should do more of it. >> #muffintop. i like that. we reached out to lady gaga but she didn't respond. i wanted to put that out there. after seven years, six kids, brad pitt and angelina jolie engaged. are you surprised? >> oh, yeah. are you kidding? after they -- first of all, they were holding off. they wanted to make sure all people could get married before they tied the knot. it was a political staumt in the delay of their taking vows, but as soon as they found out -- they were waiting for gay marriage to basically become legal and as soon as they -- last week they announced that transgenders can now quality to compete in the miss universe pageant and saw things with going, they said, hey, we'd better do this before marriage becomes an exclusively gay
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institution. >> i want to get your take on the ring. we have a shot of it. afarnltly brad pitt spent a year, according to a jeweler, designing it with the jeweler. it had to be absolutely perfect for her very long slender fingers, i'm told. what do you think of it? >> yeah. well, hey. brad pitt designs everything. he's got those homes down in new orleans. he designs rings. i'm surprised that kanye west doesn't have him under contract for some furs. the guy loves wearing his furs. >> oh, boy. all right. i think we're going to have to leave it there, but that was fun. >> there? >> that was fun. >> a lot of fun. we'll do it again. >> okay. we'll talk again soon. thank you, have a great day. >> thank you so much. bye-bye. stick around, we've got some of the greatest stories of the week. it changed to one of america's favorite candies, plus forecaster says there will likely be a tornado.
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