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>> today was the first day where it felt like, oh, this is really happening. >> a great excuse to get dolled up. >> i normally stay in my pajamas forever. >> and break bread -- or not. with the who's who at this year's academy awards. >> steven spielberg and say hello, it's ridiculous. >> no winners, no losers, just nominees. >> here's some of them now. >> for some the beloved tradition is a reminder of early oscar memories. >> my father worked for price water house. when the accountants used to come on the oscars, we would go crazy. one year my dad saying, i had a meeting with this guy once. i just thought my dad was it. for me, this is something beyond the realms of imagination. >> reporter: for others the occasion validates years of sacrifice. >> just seemed like it was too hard to continue to struggle.
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i can't take this rejection any more. and then suddenly just as i made that decision i would get to the point where i bought my ticket home and then i'd get a call. >> reporter: it mixes the excitement of youth -- >> how did i get here? >> i am looking to all these legends and heroes. >> reporter: with the confidence of veterans. >> older and wiser. >> reporter: for the ultimate hollywood celebration. >> i saw ellen hunt and i was able to communicate how i loved her performance. >> i got to know sally field through this. >> just the epitome of how lucky we are. >> what was the most fun part of today? >> all of it. >> nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. i want to thank you so much for sharing your morning with us. we have so much more ahead on "cnn sunday morning" for you which starts right now. good morning to you, i'm christi paul in for randi kaye.
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7:00 on the east coast and 4:00 on the west. are you up early or just getting to bed? either way, we're glad for your company. thanks for starting your morning with us here. want to begin with this weather, again, another round of severe stuff in the northeast, just a week after last weekend's monst monster blizzard. want to bring in cnn weather center meteorologist samantha mohr. let's talk about exactly where they're going to see more snow and how much is the accumulation going to be? >> same spots in new england across the northeast, but not like last weekend. not as much snow, but we will see blowing snow and it is a mess across much of new england this morning and even down in the carolinas because we saw the low move through here yesterday and we ended up seeing some thundersnow across here. now, that has ended but we are concerned about the moisture on the ground, the subfreezing temperatures, black ice possible. watch those overpasses. watch the bridges. they'll most likely be frozen this morning as you head out and
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it could be very slick and black ice is very hard to see. that's why it's called black ice. be careful out there across the carolinas this morning. that advisory in effect until 10:00 a.m. now, our eyes turn to new england where the heavy snow is coming down as we speak from eastern long island on up into down east maine. we'll continue to see the heavy snow and blowing snow today. so, we're expecting to see the snow pile up in plymouth and five to nine inches expected. boston a half foot or snow and then that heavy snow extending to maine. winter storm warnings here and then on up the coast, we're talking about blizzard warnings. that means limited visibility, less than a quarter of a mile. so, basically, down to zero in some spots. the problem, the culprit, these gusty winds caused by that deepening area of low pressure. so, we're going to continue to see those gusts to 50 miles per hour through tonight and still
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tomorrow morning on the gusty side on monday morning, president's day morning around 35 miles per hour in boston. look at the wind chill factors here in the single digits and down below in some of these spots. boston currently at 5 degrees. bundle up there. it's not just the northeast. check out florida. these are the current wind chill factors. it feels like 23 in jacksonville. 25 in ocala and even down in the southern tip of florida right now. it is close to freezing here and ft. pierce at 44 degrees, christi. put away the bikinis and layer it up in south florida today. >> at least for the time being. sam, so good to see you. thank you. that snow causing trouble in detroit. want to show you pictures we're getting out. this blinding whiteout that led to this pileup. the good thing is, no immediate reports of fatalities, but we know 44 vehicles collided on interstate 75. heavy snow squalls closed
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stretches of i-94 and other roads, as well. listen to this couple, they were caught in the middle of this i-75 smash up. >> it was just like somebody suddenly threw a white sheet across the windshield and we couldn't see anything. >> more cars you could hear them smashing into each other. >> everybody behind us. just one after another banging. >> sam talked about the northeast, but little further south in north carolina, the snow has stopped falling, we know, for the most part and there is the threat as she mentioned of the black ice. snow blanketed areas like fayetteville yesterday and you know how quickly it was coming down. made for a pretty sloshy drive around town. this morning the state is seeing 91 of its counties under a weather alert. some churches are delaying services, as well. let's get you to vatican city and pope benedict's farewell tour. in it he thanked the faithful there their prayers and called for prayers for the next pope,
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as well. this is one of the last public appearances he's going to make. on the other end, though, it's audition day for some of his possible successors. so, the end maybe of his reign and beginning of another. speaking to congregations around the world today. right now from rome ben wedemen. let's start with pope benedict, ben. how will he spend his last 11 days as pope? >> well, we know that once he's done with this angelus mass he will go into a lenten retreat for a week. this is one of the normal rituals of the lenten period that leads to, of course, easter. during that time, he will be in this retreat when prayer and contemplation with other leading bishops and cardinals. now, it's important to keep in mind that the election for the pope is not like the election in most places. it's a very solemn affair and the cardinals, the bishops, they talk about the qualities they
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would like to see in a pope. but it's very bad taste for anybody to actually campaign actively. usually they leave it up to others to do so. so, that's going to be, obviously, one of the topics during this lenten retreat. the pope after that will resume his normal activities. he'll be, for instance, next saturday meeting with the italian president and, of course, a week from now will be his last mass. today we saw a very large crowd in st. peter's square. we are expecting an even larger crowd next sunday when people will really have their last opportunity to say good-bye to pope benedict before he resigns on the 28th of february. christi? >> you know, you mentioned the next pope and the qualities that they're going to be looking for. what specifically is at the top of the list for the next pope, in terms of what is on the wish list?
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>> well, certainly, on the wish list would be probably to get the church back to the business of faith and to put behind it many of these scandals that have really been a headache not only for this pope, but pope john paul ii, as well. the question of the pedophile scandals, the ongoing financial problems or complications or scandals of the vatican bank, which had a new president appointed on this last friday. obviously, there's a lot of talk about the changing nature of the catholic church. today, only one in four catholics lives in europe. most live in north america, south america, asia and africa. so, really, it's going to be a time for the church to redefine itself looking towards those areas where its numbers are growing. christi?
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>> going to be interesting to see if they choose a pope that is european or perhaps of another heritage. thank you, ben wedemen, we appreciate you bringing us the latest from rome there. coming up in our 8:00 hour, we'll look at the intrigue and the secrecy in the church, as well as hollywood's obsession with the vatican. so, i want to get you to washington now. take a look at this live picture of one beautiful sunrise. good morning to all of you waking up in that in d.c. and you know what else, folks are waking up to a first draft of the president's immigration plan. "usa today" reporting that the draft includes an eight-year path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. we understand there is also increases in border security and an expansion of the e-verify system in this draft. in the senate, the so-called group of eight are working toward concrete legislation on immigration. so, white house spokesman said the president's plan is a way forward, if congress fails to act. okay, to south africa now
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where people aren't sure of what to make of this new reality show featuring the slain girlfriend of oscar pistorius. the show did make its debut last night as pistorius sits in jail waiting for his bond hearing on tuesday. >> reporter: listen to the first words south africans heard from reeva steenkamp after her death at the home of her boyfriend, oscar pistorius. >> you fall in love being in love with love. >> reporter: this is how her lighthearted reality show began on saturday. airing on sabc1 it quickly became a topic of debate. prosecutors plan to charge pistorius with premeditated murder in her death. he goes back to court tuesday, but with so few facts available on what happened, with her death occurring only a few days ago, critics say the decision to air her show is opportunistic. the show's creator explained her
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decision in this statement to cnn. "reeva was an intelligent, beautiful and amazing woman and we feel it would be an injustice to keep that unknown from those who didn't know her personally." reaction is mixed. >> they're going to make money out of it and it's just too much. >> it gives people a good memory of her. >> if i was a producer of the reality show itself, i would think business. >> i think the decision is maybe a bit inappropriate considering that the tragic outcome of what happened. >> it's a tribute to her life. you are keeping her spirit going. >> reporter: producers also included this clip which appears to be taken from her good-bye message to the cast. >> i take home with me so many amazing memories and things that are in here and that are in here. that i'll treasure forever. i'll miss you all so much. i love you very, very much. >> now, it may be strange for south africans to watch someone
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they know is dead, still, the program will continue to air weekly for nine more episodes. but, of course, the fate of the blade runner is much more uncertain. cnn, johannesburg, south africa. >> isn't that just bizarre timing. have you heard about this yet. the parents of a toddler who say a 60-year-old man slapped their son on a delta flight is speaking out now. hear what they think should be done to him. this day calls you. to fight chronic osteoarthritis pain. to fight chronic low back pain. to take action. to take the next step. today, you will know you did something for your pain. cymbalta can help. cymbalta is a pain reliever fda-approved to manage chronic musculoskeletal pain. one non-narcotic pill a day, every day, can help reduce this pain. tell your doctor right away if your mood worsens, you have unusual changes in mood or behavior or thoughts of suicide. anti-depressants can increase these in children, teens, and young adults.
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and that it's disgusting. >> reporter: jessica bennett and her son were flying to atlanta and sat next to this man, 60-year-old joe huntly of idaho. >> he was being rude and belligere belligerent. >> reporter: she said he wreaked of alcohol and continued to drink on board. jonah got fussy and the already uncomfortable flight got worse. >> i was having trouble comforting him and that's when the guy had made his comment to me. >> reporter: as court documents state, this is when huntly allegedly told jessica to "shut that baby up." he used the racial slur a second time and slapped jonah, hitting him in the eye. >> i could not believe that he would say something like that and to a baby or about a baby and then to hit him was just -- i felt like i was in another world. i was shaking. >> reporter: jessica said other passengers eventually came to her aid and the two were given a new seat. while jonah is back to being a
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curious toddler. his parents call his actions hateful and want something to be done. >> all the evidence is sufficient enough to support what we're saying and i think that we hope he's punished as much as he possibly can be. >> reporter: an experience the bennetts never want to go through, again. but one this family will think about next time they fly. >> i think i'll replay it the whole time. very traumatic. >> i know you're watching that and we were talking here about what we'd do. i would have the tendency to want to hit him back. he has since been suspended from his job, pending an investigation and his attorney says "we want the case to move along as it is supposed to. we hope it will resolve itself." all right, let's get you to florida. the great python challenge is over. that was the state sponsored hunt for and the search had 68
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get this. he started his own fashion line at the age of 20. today, his brand is worth an estimated $80 million. alexander wang has secured a really coveted place in fashion. cnn alina cho looks at what makes him stand out. baby faced and adorable, alexander wang is something of a
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phenom. the creative force behind his own brand, the new creative director of european fashion house, a coveted job that when he landed it sent shockwaves through the industry. you're 29. >> you know, if i'm not doing it now, i'm not going to do it at any other point. >> reporter: wang started at his label at age 20. with the idea of creating a modern dress down uniform. he even coined the phrase to describe it, model off duty. who's the alex wang girl? >> you know, it's always this idea of elevating the every day. >> reporter: wang's business is now worth an estimated $80 million. with 15 stores worldwide. and a new collaboration with samsung. >> i think he's definitely talented. but many people are talented. he has a clarity. >> reporter: you basically came out of the womb wanting to be a fashion designer, didn't you? >> i mean, not right out of the
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womb. >> reporter: well, close -- >> since he was 4, yeah, he hold "vogue" magazine at the time and i said that's enough for the little boy to read. he said, mom, that is going to be my future business. >> reporter: part of his appeal is that wang doesn't take it all so seriously. just look at his new ad featuring one of his favorite characters from mad tv. >> sit still! >> can you just get me the right size, please. >> then i have to go in the basement and they have like 300 shoes down there. this is going to work. >> is that part of connecting with your girl, too? >> i think to a certain extent why, why can't it? >> reporter: on the runway in new york, wang put on a show rivaling the collections in paris. clothes that fashion insiders say can hint at what is to come.
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are you practicing your french? >> i am practicing my french. i have my rosetta stone installed and ready to go. >> reporter: to all the critics who say he's too young and too commercial for an old fashion house -- >> it challenges me and, you know, hopefully they enjoy the collection. >> reporter: alina cho, cnn, new york. >> impressive. interesting to see where he goes. fighter jets scramble, not one, but two planes enter restricted air space over where president obama is vacationing. we have details for you next. first, check in with dr. sanjay gupta. at the bottom of the hour. good morning, sanjay. >> christi, is your food worth dying for? the place called the heart attack grill. prides itself on the quadruple bypass burger and flatliner
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